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Thread: Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

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    SwampDonkey
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    Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    Yep, I'm trying to install Linux wherever I can. At least I can actually get it onto the Compaq machine ;D

    I've got a Sony Vaio PCG-Z600TEK machine. This is one of those with the external cardbus-attached CDROM drives. I boot with Redhat disk 1, and choose to install. The installer goes into the blue screen and loads a couple of drivers, and then just hangs there.

    Is there any way I can debug what's going on? It doesn't appear to make any difference whether I choose graphical or text installer.

    Thanks for any suggestions ....... Pete

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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    if its a pc card cd drive, you will need to make a disk image which is in the images/ folder on cd 1, use the pcmcia.img file
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    CD1 for RH9 only has an image called pcmciadd.img. Using rawrite to create a boot disk from this gives an "Operating System not found error" when trying to boot from it.

    Pete

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    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    Looking closer at the Redhat ftp site shows that RH8 had both pcmcia.img and pcmciadd.img. I think the second needs the first.

    Have RH forgotton to add this for RH 9?

    I think I might try the RH 8 one and see what happens ......

    Pete

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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    taking a look at the images/README file in 9, it looks like you need bootdisk.img and pcmciadd.img
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    Um, next silly question is; "Why didn't I think of that?"

    I created the two disks from bootdisk.img and pcmciadd.img, booted from the bootdisk and kicked off the installer using "linux ide2=0x180,0x386" and things are going better this time.

    Thanks for the help

    Pete

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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    sweet
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    All went on smoothly. Wonder what I can do to it next ......

    [me=SwampDonkey]looks for something to bring the laptop to its knees <weg>[/me]

    Pete

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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    hmm
    some sort of recursive loop
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  10. #10
    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Sony Vaio laptop

    I could always put Tivoli on it. That normally makes a gibbering wreck of machines

    Pete

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