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-install of RedHat 7.1
The Compaq Contura Aero Laptop has not enough RAM for an harddisk-install of Red Hat 7.1. On my way trying I found out some interesting things as how to copy a cd-image to hdd and starting the installation from there. If you don't have an aero and found this page, this may help you. ;-)
The installation of Red Hat 7.1 from harddisk on the aero is not possible. The aero simply hasn't got enough RAM. My had 20 MB, this is the max. and it isn't enough, so that won't work.
Preparing the installation:
I had the original two Red Hat 7.1 Cds at home. You would think, that the easiest way for a harddisk install is now to copy some or all files from the CDs to the disk and voilà. No way. Red Hat changed installation policies from 6.1 to version 7. Now it is recommended to make ISO-Image-Files out of the CD and copy these images to the harddisk.
And save them under
The needed tool is mkisofs for windows.
For copying the first Red Hat CD to the root-directory on your desktop, type (in one line!):c:\cdrtools\mkisofs -b images/boot.img -c boot.cat -d -J -L -N -o c:/image-1.iso -r -T -v .
(The point at the end is important)
c:\cdrtools\mkisofs -d -J -L -N -o c:/image-2.iso -r -T -v .
The files are appr. 500 MB big and are saved as "image-1.iso" und "image-2.iso" under "c:\". Now you have to rename the two files. Name the first file "seawolf-i386-disc1.iso". and call the second one "seawolf-i386-disc2.iso".
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