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I would like to know if it is possible to install a Red Hat 5.1 or 5.2 system from a parallel port Zip drive. —Chris Bensch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, it should work. The distribution won't autodetect your Zip drive (I'm fairly certain), but you can tell it you have a SCSI controller and select the ppa controller, which really is SCSI, over your parallel port. You should then be able to do your install. However, Red Hat will not fit on a Zip drive. You will have to get rid of many of the packages in the /RPMS directory, and the installer will complain about not finding those packages, but should proceed with the install anyway. If you carefully choose which packages to install on the Zip drive, you may end up with a working system. In other words, it's much easier to use a Jaz drive or some other device that can hold at least half a gigabyte. —Marc Merlin, email@example.com
I am trying to install the Oracle8 database and don't know how to create mount points. On the installation guide, it says I need to make one software mount point /u01 and three DB mount points /u02, /u03 and /u04. Please tell me how to create them and what the difference is between these mount points. —Tim Wu, firstname.lastname@example.org
A mount point is just a directory. On a UNIX platform, file systems are not referred to with drive letters. They are mounted, at which time they become part of the root file system mounted on /. It is at this location that you create /u01, /u02, /u03 and /u04. You may need to check the permissions required for those directories. Also, Oracle may require you to create partitions to actually mount, but that is another issue. —Chad Robinson, email@example.com
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