manual & docs
drivers & updates
What you need to know about the aero
Partitioning the harddisk
Choosing the installation method
Preparing the Aero for a Red Hat 6.1 harddisk install
The Red Hat 6.1 Installation Process
Access to DOS-Partitions
Patching and compiling a new kernel
Solving the RAM problem
Installing PCMCIA and configuring it for Bad RAM
Finished - What comes next?
Advanced Power Management
Getting WebDAV to work with XP
GNU Free Documentation License
the people (& their mails)
the aeros wildest dream...
Harddisk-installation of RedHat 6.1
This chapter describes how to manage a harddisk-installation of Red Hat 6.1 on the aero. It tells you which files to copy to the harddisk and how to start the installation-software "anaconda". The further Red Hat 6.1 installation-process is described in the next chapter.
The harddisk-installation of RedHat 6.1 on the aero was quite easy - after understanding what exactly was to do. The first thing is: DON'T TRUST THE MANUAL - even online or printed. I did and it took me three days to find out why it didn't work. Finally I found that error in the manual and several others are listed at
Step 1: Copying the RedHat-files to the harddisk
All installation files have to be placed in a fat16-partition on the aero. If you don't have this partition make it with partition magic. You don't need to copy the whole cds: All you need to copy are the files from the directory "\RedHat":
DON'T copy the file "< translation table >" that sits in every directory of the cd. It's filename doesn't match the dos-specifications - copying them will lead to an abort.
xcopy /s /c d:\RedHat f:\RedHat
(assuming that d: is your cd-rom drive and f: is your fat16 partition on the aeros harddisk, connected over network.)
Step 2: Preparing the installer for harddisk install
Get the newest Red Hat 6.1 installer - the original ones had a bug. You can get it from:
Step 3: Starting the installation
Now you have the Red Hat 6.1 installer laying in the aeros boot partition "c:\start" and all files needed for installation in a fat16 install partition (g: in my case).
The Red Hat 6.1 Installation-software ("anaconda") now starts from harddisk. The installation itself is described in the next chapter.
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