Please note that the CTX computer that I installed Linux on was merely
a loaner machine. I no longer have access to this machine.
The install went perfectly because I had a 20x instead
of a 24x CDROM. If you have a 24x CDROM drive, I can not help you install
Linux on your CTX machine.
The install went perfectly because I had a 20x instead of a 24x CDROM. If you have a 24x CDROM drive, I can not help you install Linux on your CTX machine.Email asking me about installing Linux on a CTX system with a 24x CDROM drive will be unanswered, since I can provide no more help than the help I offer on this web page.
Many moons ago, I was given a CTX EZ772 MT-MK laptop at work to install Linux on. Since this particular CTX has a 20x CDROM instead of the broken 24x CDROM (Again, email asking me about 24x CDROM problems will be unanswered) the install was nearly seamless, with only some minor obstacles:
I have one report that changing the file
ide.c in the kernel
source to ignore a status of
0x50 allows Linux to use the
24x CD-ROM normally. Another report say that the code in question
...return 0; #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD if (drive->media == ide_cdrom) return 0; else ide_error(drive, "status error", stat); return 1;at the end of function
Note: This is a kernel change that can only be done after you have sucessfully installed Linux using a hard disk or network install.
If RedHat 6.0 works (or doesn't work) with a CTX with a 24x CDROM, please let me know.
If you have a CTX system with a kernel image that works with a 24x CDROM, please email me the kernel image in question. This way, I will be able to give non-C-programmers a working kernel, allowing them to use the 24x CDROM in their CTX.
Note: This FTP server is very busy, and it may take multiple tries to get these files
I have a report from the 'net that the CTX EZ774MTFK (20X CDROM) installs without any problems.