[Techtalk] Simply Hardware

Andrew showork at adelphia.net
Sat Aug 17 19:27:42 EST 2002

Hi All,

	For hours I have been looking (googleing?) for info. I did 
not want to ask here for fear hardware is not appropriate for this 
	On initial boot the bios complained about a few things I 
fixed them a bad connection or two. The Bios does not complain now, 
it just stops at setting up the raid.
	I am building my first box from scratch, it is together, no 
floppy was included, thinking it would not be needed, now, how do I 
boot my new machine off the Mandrake CD?  Are there jumper setting on 
the CD drive? Or do I need to find the long lost "Mandrake boot 

	*Honest I don't know where it came from but, I have a 
"M****soft Windoz 95 Floppy" that says on it "CD-ROM Setup Boot Disk" 
Really I can't imagine how this thing landed on my desk, truly, I 
don't do windows, only Mac and Linux increasingly.

	I can open up an old machine and borrow the floppy drive put 
in new, a few months ago. Do I need to use this floppy and a borrowed 
drive to get this new machine going?

	As yet it boots (so far), to setup the striped raid array 
then stops with a simple square prompt flashing. Networking to it is 
beyond me as yet.
	The sooner this machine is working the sooner Linux will be my main OS.

	    Have a nice Day!,

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