[ltp] Problems installing Linux on ThinkPad i1300
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 14:27:55 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks for your response. It sounds promising.
Could you send me your ks.cfg file ?
On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, Geert Janssen wrote:
> Dear Madhusudan Singh,
> I have installed RedHat 7.0 from CDs on a TP iSeries 1300.
> Obviously that box doesn't have a regular floppy drive but optionally
> comes with a USB floppy that is not (yet) supported by Linux, hence the
> kernel on the bootable CD doesn't find it. I guess it needs a so-called
> kickstart file that controls the installer "anaconda". The problem I had
> was that the CD wouldn't even boot, so I had to use a boot floppy. No problem,
> except that after loading the floppy images at the time anaconda takes over
> the running Linux kernel can no longer access the floppy where it tries to
> find the KS.CFG file. My solution was to tell the loader at boot time where
> to find that file, using the appropriate option to LILO something like:
> (see the BootPrompt-HOWTO and KickStart-HOWTO or search for "ks=" at the
> RedHat site www.redhat.com)
> boot: linux ks=hd:hda1/ks.cfg
> So my solution basically consisted of moving the necessary files from the
> floppy (or CD) to a (small) Windows partition and supplying the boot command
> line arguments that point to it.
> Hope this gets you going...
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