> It's not the first time I use Linux, but is the first time I install
> Linux and also with a computer build on scratch. I'm wondering if
> Redhat 6.2 support "Promise Ultra66 PCI Controller Card" and also Voodoo
> 3 2000 (or 2200, I forgot the number).
> Also, when I want to install Linux on a blank hard drive, should I use
> the Linux boot disk created from the CD to boot it? Can the hard drive
> be connected to the Promise card when I install Linux, since nothing is
> on the hard drive, so no driver for the card.
To the best of my knowledge (possibly wrong), no hard drive interface
should require drivers. Consider this: When you boot up your computer, the
driver is not loaded yet. That means you have to get it off of the hard
drive. But the hard drive is inaccessible if the interface doesn't already
work! Therefore the card should work without drivers.
Pretty much all Voodoo cards are supported now; certainly you can get an X
server for it. I don't really know about using the acceleration for OpenGL
or such, but I think that too can be done.
Use the boot disk you created from the CD to boot it up for installation.
Afterwards, you can continue using other boot disks, or install LILO, which
is a MBR program on your hard drive which lets you boot linux without a