Arthur Alexion on Mon, 8 Oct 2001 14:25:55 -0400

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RE: [PLUG] Update strategy: RH6.2->RH7.1

That sounds like a great strategy, but I have a question.  The controller 
setup seems to be Windows only and there is not a trace of that OS on 
this system.  How did you get around that problem?


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 10/8/01, 12:33:56 PM, William Shank <> wrote regarding 
RE: [PLUG] Update strategy: RH6.2->RH7.1:

> 6.2 probalby won't recongnize the controller w/out sending kernelk
> parameters at boot time. at least this was the case on an older kernel 
> my promise controller card. i would put the new card/disk in then install 
> fresh RH 7.1 to the new disk. then move your stuff off the old one.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arthur Alexion
> To:
> Sent: 10/8/01 12:16 PM
> Subject: [PLUG] Update strategy: RH6.2->RH7.1

> I have an old machine (i486 on a PCI board, 80 MB ram) now running
> RedHat
> 6.2.  I want to add a Maxtor 7200 rpm 40 GB drive to it.  In order to
> take advantage of the drive?s speed on this old computer, I am adding a
> Maxtor ATA controller.

> At the same time I want to update it to RedHat 7.1.  I am guessing that

> the controller is more likely to be supported by RH 7.1, than 6.2.

> My question is what sequence I should take to accomplish this?  Should I

> update to 7.1 first, then add the new hardware, or should I add the
> hardware, and then update the OS?

> All suggestions will be appreciated.

> Art
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