The boot images from the 6.0 CD work on my Dell OptiPlex
GXpro with 2940U SCSI controller. I just downloaded the
updated boot images, and now it can't find my hard disk.
Specifically, I was using the bootnet image.
Did you boot with "linux supp"?
No, I did not specify "supp". Was I supposed to? The original boot
disks work fine without "supp".
Yes, you need to specify 'linux supp'; from the annoucement:
Three disks are needed for Intel based computers:
"boot.img" or "bootnet.img", "supp.img", and "modules.img".
Choose "boot.img" for local installs (CD-Rom, hard drive) or
"bootnet.img" for network installs (NFS, FTP, HTTP). Copy the three
images to 1.44 MB floopy disks using:
dd if=file.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=72k
under Linux or "rawrite.exe" under DOS or Windows.
After preparing the disk images, insert the appropriate boot disk and
boot the computer. At the boot prompt type "linux supp" and
press Enter. This tells the installer to load changes from the
supplemental and modules disks. The installer will prompt
the user to insert the supplemental disk and modules disk during the
Alternatively, you can update the modules on your install
image with the ones from supp.img & modules.img, however,
since you're installing from CD, that's probably not an option.