I recently purchased the book 'Linux Unleashed' from Sams publ. I am trying
to install linux from the slackware 2.2 CD included with the book.
I am using an Acer IDE CD drive on a 486.
I mad ethe two boot floppies using idecd, when I boot, the system seems to
detect my CD-Rom drive at /dev/hdb but once I login things are different.
When I use the setup utility everything goes fine until I reach the
installation procedure, there I select 'install from CD-Rom', select '7' for
other IDE, ATYPI drives, but no matter what I enter there (/dev/hdb,
/dev/hd1a etc...) I just get returned to the prompt asking me what type of
CD Drive I'm using.
The weird thing is that by typing 'mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/hdb /cdrom'
from the prompt, I have no problem in accessing this CD, but if I attempt to
use pkgtool, it exits as soon as I choose install from CD, or use
/cdrom/slakware as an install path.
Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?