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Installing Redhat on a laptop

I am trying to install Redhat 6.0 on a laptop from a CDROM. But I can't get my laptop to boot from a CDROM or a floppy. I have the pcmcia.img in a floppy. On startup, it goes straight to LILO and boots up using hte previous version of Linux. I have a Toshiba 205 CDS with an external floppy drive.
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ihardingCommented:
Have you checked your BIOS settings to boot first from the floppy drive?
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girishwAuthor Commented:
That is the problem. I am not able to get into the bios settings. There is no option to get into the bios and pressing the function keys does not help.
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tgkin24Commented:
type hitting the keys DEL or ctrl-alt-ESC or CTRL-ALT-S OR CTRL-ALT-F1 OR F1
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girishwAuthor Commented:
Does not work. Still goes straight into LILO.
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ihardingCommented:
Toshiba's support web site states that F1 will get you into the BIOS.  Try the F1 key multiple times during bootup, it will not work once the PC is in the OS, must be done during boot.
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girishwAuthor Commented:
Ok. I figured out the problem. I was using RAWRITE and apparently , the disk needs to be freshly formatted before writing to it. I am stuck at another step though. I boot using pcmcia.img and it goes to the boot: prompt. Then it asks me for a driver disk. What driver disk? I see of no such driver disk in any documentation. I am now trying top install 6.1 , by the way
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ihardingCommented:
Skip by it and see how far you get.
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girishwAuthor Commented:
I was able to stip by it for a text install. Red Hat has a new GUI install and I was not able to skip by for that . 6.1 seems to have a bunch of problems
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