This is my problem. I am able to boot off a 850mb WD drive that has win98 on it(i get lots of errors because it came out of a differettn system, but thats besides the point). I set in the bios Boot sequence: cdrom, c so that I could boot off the RH install cd. Whenever I try to boot off my rh 6.1 cd, i get this message:
Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM :
1. FD 1.44MB System Type-(001)
SYSLINUX 1.45 199-06-14
It appears your computer has less than 608K of low ("DOS")
RAM. Linux needs at least this amount to boot. If you get
this message in error, hold down the ctrl key while
botting, and I will take your word for it.
I've tried taking out the original RAM and putting in a PC100 64mb chip and still the same problem. I've also tried unplugging the hard drive to make sure there was nothing being loaded from the mbr...still the same problem. I do have the original bios still, which I may try flashing since I'm stuck. I am using an isa controller (some sort of acer product that came out of a 486). I have the cdrom set as slave and the hd set as master.