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The Register: Red Hat redemption [Part III of an Installation Tragicomedy]

Nov 03, 2001, 18:14 (44 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)

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"...In the end it was painfully simple, but I resisted it (and several other suggestions) because it struck me as a bridge too far for our Harry. My sense is that he's averse to opening his case and mucking about with hardware -- hence my bias towards using only CMOS setup and the tools supplied with the distro.

But at the same time, I couldn't let some obscure gremlin thwart me. No, I'd persist until I'd made two clean, trouble-free installations in a row. And if that meant breaking character, so be it.

It was a simple thing, but let's let Frazier tell it in his own words: 'I know this is probably the quarter millionth tip you have received on this subject, but have you tried switching the jumpers on your drives from cable select (the Dell default) to Master and Slave accordingly?'"

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