IBM Thinkpad 365E and Linux

IBM Thinkpad 365E and Linux

Post by EEG » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I have the TP365E hooked up to two Backpack cdroms (one is a pd/cd), and
would like to use the machine primarily for web surfing and word processing.

Redhat won't recognize the CDRoms, so I can't install from the cd.

Any help out there would be appreciated.  I'd like to get linux up and
running; if I can practice with the laptop, my desktops will be next.

Is there anyway I can install Linux without using the cdrom, and once it is
installed, would Linux be able to recognize and use them?



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Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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