On Wed 13 Jul 2005 12:37, Conor Wynne wrote:
> > The last distribution that installed without problem
> > on my SCSI desktop was Redhat-7.0.
>> Redhat 7, that was bugcity.com.
Note that I am only talking about installation, not the distribution itself.
I think RH-7.0 had the SCSI driver in the kernel, rather than as a module.
In any case there were different floppies one could use.
[You are probably too young to remember such things.
Sort of round objects with a hole in the middle.]
The problem is that the scsi driver now is supposed to be added to the initrd
by mkinitrd, which is run during installation.
In my case, for some reason it does not add the correct SCSI driver.
(I can get round this by using the Rescue CD - actually I used Knoppix -
and running "mkinitrd --with=aic7xxx".
But I don't count that as a proper installation.)
> > By the way, this is the right place to ask about a problem I have
> > with Windows-XP, isn't it ...?
>> Of course, but you know what will happen dont you? You will likely find
> the answer to the life, the universe and all that. But your XP issue will
> remain. Anyway its very easy to fix windows issues, just re-install.
That is what they all say.
But is it actually as easy as all that?
I tried once with my Sony Picturebook.
The CDs supplied by Sony did not install,
and when I asked why I was told that it was because I had installed
a new hard disk, which counted as a different machine.
I tried genuine MS CDs, but lots of things (eg camera, Bluetooth) didn't work.
Then I used Linux dd to copy from the original hard disk,
and everything worked perfectly.
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