Linux won't recognize hard disk during installation

Linux won't recognize hard disk during installation

Post by Shawn Packwo » Fri, 23 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Hi there folks...

I was wondering if some kind sould would be willing to give me some help
trying to get Linux installed.  I'm trying to install Slackware 3.0 onto my
new computer.  Here's its specs:
Pentium 120 with 256 k cache
Matrox Millenium 2 MB WRAM
NEV XV17 monitor
Sound Blaster 16
Sony cdu33a CD-ROM
Quantum Fireball 1.2 GB hard drive
Windows 95

I tried to install Linux first through my CD-ROM but it wouldn't recognize it.
Fine.  So I then tried installing it from a DOS/win95 partition.  That didn't
work either.  I simply got a message saying it couldn't find the subdirectory
where I had copied all the disk images.  Does anybody out there have ANY ideas
as to how to rectify this problem?  I'd really like to get Linux up and going
by next monday if at all possible.

Thanks a lot,

Shawn Packwood


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