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RedHat Linux 7.2 on a Sony VAIO PCG-SRX77

RedHat Linux 7.2 on a Sony VAIO PCG-SRX77

Picture of VAIO
William A. Stein

Last updated 17 April 2002  


Introduction

This web page describes how I installed RedHat Linux 7.2 on a friend's Sony VAIO PCG-SRX77.

Install

  1. Luckily I have a Sony USB floppy drive, which came with my VAIO Z505HE, so I can boot from that into the Linux install.
  2. I downloaded the file rh72_pcmcia_nousb.img from this page on installing RedHat.
  3. I wrote that image file to the floppy under Linux as follows:
       [[email protected] was]#  dd if=rh72_pcmcia_nousb.img of=/dev/fd0
       2880+0 records in
       2880+0 records out
    
  4. Next I made a pcmcia driver disk using the file pcmciadd.img, which is included in the images directory of the RedHat install CD 1:
  5. Then I booted, but the USB floppy disk wasn't detected AFTER boot, because the image was compiled without usb support! Doh!
  6. So I tried the instructions at this guy's page.


Contact info

Email me at [email protected] with questions or comments. I will add any interesting solutions we find to this web page.