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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Lost kernel
From: Jeffrey Hansen <jhansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 08:49:27 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Is the instally setup different than with the previous RedHats?  The
slickest method I've used to to boot with a DOS diskette (with the CD
drivers, of course) and then going to "dosutils" on the RedHat CD and
running "autoboot.bat."  With that setup you won't even need the RedHat
Boot Disk.  If you need a good boot disk for DOS, I've got an image I use
that has four different CD drivers for ATAPI.  If the current one doesn't
work then all you'd need to do is edit the config.sys and just "rem" out
the current one and "unrem" another until you find the one that works.  If
all things are as they were that  would be the easiest in my estimation.


At 08:24 AM 5/12/99 -0400, you wrote:
>A young man at our highschool learned I was fooling around
>with linux and recruited my assistance in getting linux
>installed on his computer. I sent him the Red Hat 6.0 cd
>that I burned from an iso image. I had used the cd to
>install RHL6.0 myself last weekend. He had tried to
>install 5.1 previously and was unable to do so. I also
>sent instructions on how to make a boot disk using rawrite.
>Well, last night he attempted to install, a dual boot
>situation I believe , and got the same error that he was
>getting when he tried to install 5.1. Upon running the boot
>disk he gets the initial install screen and when he selects
>the install option the boot disk proceeds to try to boot
>linux to install. At that point he gets a message to the
>effect that it can't boot because it can't find the kernel.
>Now, I can't be positive that he made his boot disk correctly,
>but it did start the install procedure correctly. This
>morning I sent him the boot disk I used when I installed. I'm
>hoping that will get him going if he did something wrong when
>making his boot disk from the cd.
>I would still like to know myself, and be able to explain to
>him, why he was getting that error. I am also concerned that
>even with a known good boot disk he may get the same error.
>Has anyone got any ideas why this would happen? I've never
>heard this particualar problem mentioned, nor have I run
>across it on any lists or news groups. I am hoping that the
>collective experience of this list might help us to understand
>what is going on.
>Many thanks for any and all suggestions or information.

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