Why Linux ?
If you're even asking this question, then I suggest you stop here. Anyone will tell you that just because you have purchased a new toy does not mean you have to put up with the vendor supplied toy operating system.
Installation using the 3 diskette system
Redhat installs do not support PCMCIA floppy disks. This is the reason why all Libretto users have been having problems installing this version of Linux onto them. Once it's on it runs like a dream.
I looked around and everyone was asking for a method of installing Redhat without the need to use another PC, remove the disk or purchase any additional hardware just for an installation.
This is where the following 3 diskette images take over. The disks include a boot disk, and two data diskettes. The first diskette enables you to boot the system and it controls the extraction of the other 2 diskettes. Once this is complete you have all you need sitting on the Hard drive enabling the system to boot into Linux with a kernel and drivers that support PCMCIA.
The following cards have been tested by myself
Redhat 5.0 disk images
Redhat 5.1 disk images
d: cd \images \dosutils\rawrite.exe
label a second diskette and then run rawrite again, using disk1.img.
label a third diskette and then run rawrite again, using disk2.img.
label a second diskette and then run
dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k
dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440klabel a third diskette and then run
dd if=disk2.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k
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Created By: Kevin Tomlinson
Date Created: 03 June 1998
Date Last Modified: 23 June 1998