On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 13:49 -0500, Kevin B. Walker wrote:
I have an old 650MHz PIII Single Board Computer with an Adaptec 1542
SCSI card and a 3Com 3c509 ISA card. It runs Redhat 7.0 nicely but I
want to load Fedora. I have been unable to load Fedora Core 4 because
the installer cannot find the CDROM or the NIC. Please note, the system
boots from the SCSI CDROM just fine. The installer prompts me to either
select a driver or provide a driver disk. It does this in spite of the
fact that the 1542 driver is already loaded.
You can use the control-Fn keys to switch to the kernel logging console.
Maybe you can see if/why the module is not detected...
After failing to load from CDROM, I decided to load from an NFS
loaded up the server, turned on NFS, etc. When I selected NFS image in
the installer, I got the same choices. Select Driver or Driver Disk. I
load the Etherlink III driver and it goes right back to the "Select
Driver or Driver Disk" screen.
My guess is the old isa cards are not supported anymore in the
installer. If they are, there are almost certainly not many people
testing and/or willing to spend lots of time getting them to work...
If you have RH 7.0 running you can try to upgrade to FC with yum (no
idea if it will work).
Otherwise, if your machine has an IDE port you can (temporarily) connect
an IDE CD-ROM drive (assuming the hard drive is not on the SCSI card).