[Not posted to linux.redhat.install: my ISP thinks it's read-only]
I've got round that problem for the Eridani 6.1 (updated distro based on
RH6.1) by incorporating the update boot discs and the updates onto the CD
itself. Far more painless solution than messing with boot floppies :)
> Yeah, I figured that out too.
> *... the RH guys gotta sort 'em selves out... They can't afford to be
> the new Microsoft losers.
> > The boot happened from floppy disk first (My boot sequence is a: c: - no
> > CD). But if the CD-ROM was in drive during the disk was booting it read
> > something from there instead of floppy. (/sbin/loader?)
> > So there was a problem...
> > -Jouni
> > > > When using the new boot images found at redhat errata pages:
> > > > Do NOT install CD-ROM before install program requests for it. Having
> > CD-ROM
> > > > ready in drive caused the installation program hang for me (at
> > /sbin/loader)
> > > > Took a long while to realize this.
> > > > Best regards,
> > > > Jouni
> > > But for once we can't gripe about RedHat and this. They
> > > explicitly warn you in their documentation that you can't
> > > boot from the CD and use the upgrade disk. In your case,
> > > the BIOS was probably set to boot from the CD in preference
> > > to the floppy, which is probably a mistake anyway.
> > > --
> > > Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208
-- Michael "Soruk" McConnell [Eridani Linux 6.1 available]
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