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OK, as most of you know, Windows sucks. Just had to get that off my chest. I'm new to this forum so bear with me. I'm attempting to install RedHat ...
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- 12-03-2004 #1
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- Dec 2004
RedHat, installation problems.
I'm attempting to install RedHat 9.0 on my laptop (HP/Compaq Presario 2100, Intel Celeron 1.8ghz). I have 2 hard drives, one for Windows XP, and the other for my soon to be linux drive. I mounted my new drive, inserted Shrike Disc 1, and booted to cd; which worked just fine. One problem, when I was asked to check the disc or skip, my keyboard wouldn't respond. Three, 4, 5 times I tried, but it still wouldn't work. I began to think that maybe it was because I had no drivers on the new disk, but I knew I was wrong because I could still navigate through my BIOS.
After banging my head on the table for about 20 minutes, I decided that I would just load a clean version of Windows XP on the drive, and then run the installer, hoping the keyboard issue would be solved. But now an even more annoying problem has occurred. I can't boot from a CD. When I try, the light on the drive just keeps blinking and after about five minutes it boots from the hard drive. Funny thing is that when I mounted the other drive, it still does the same thing. I thought maybe there was something screwy in the BIOS (Phoenix 4.0 Release 6.0), so I flashed it, and updated the file (Version KE.MI.72). Still didn't work. In fact, when I insert the CD while Windows is running, it doesn't even recognize it, drive light still blinks. When I insert the Windows install disk, it goes through it's autoplay sequence asking about install, recovery whatnot. But when I try to boot from the disk it says "press any key to boot from cd", however when I do the drive just spins and nothing happens. I tried to update the DVD/CD-RW driver, but that did absolutely nothing.
I've kinda hit a brick wall. One of the error codes I get is "CDR104 - Door open Drive Q" or something like that. Obviously I don't have a drive Q, but that's what it says. Weird. Such a paradox.