[CentOS] Installing RHEL On Laptop.....

Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. eoconnor25 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 05:05:55 UTC 2013


Not sure if this is the right place to come to, but I don't have "RHN" 
support.....I'm hoping someone can help me out here.

I have downloaded the RHEL .ios file and burned it to DVD/CD, my laptop 
is primed to Boot From CD/ROM Drive, I start the installation using the 
semi-graphical interface, and the first few options are a breeze, then 
it gets to identifying the CD drive and it asks me which driver I want 
to use....there's only a list of about 10 and NONE of them work, when I 
select it, it searches for a minute, then it goes back to the "Install 
Your CD Drive" screen. Is there some way to skip this part? or to have 
the install disc automatically find this info? Did I download the wrong 
version of RHEL? (supposedly it's free...but I do not know this for 
sure....maybe there's a "different" version than the one with the paid 
subscription and support?) Any help someone can give would be 
appreciated....I've included the output of my lshw in the hopes that 
someone can point me to the file that I need to get past this point?

Cheers!


EGO II
**********************************************************************************************************************************
orion-2015
     description: Notebook
     product: 4236MBU ()
     vendor: LENOVO
     version: ThinkPad T420
     serial: PBBVXMP
     width: 32 bits
     capabilities: smbios-2.6 dmi-2.6
     configuration: administrator_password=disabled chassis=notebook 
family=ThinkPad T420 power-on_password=disabled 
uuid=01202A76-8A51-CB11-94E8-924CC9AF70CB
   *-core
        description: Motherboard
        product: 4236MBU
        vendor: LENOVO
        physical id: 0
        version: Not Available
        serial: 1ZLEH26J1TW
        slot: Not Available
      *-cpu
           description: CPU
           product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
           vendor: Intel Corp.
           physical id: 1
           bus info: cpu at 0
           version: 6.10.7
           serial: 0002-06A7-0000-0000-0000-0000
           slot: CPU
           size: 2601MHz
           capacity: 2601MHz
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 100MHz
           capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr 
pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx 
fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts 
xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx 
smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt 
tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts 
dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid cpufreq
           configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 id=0 threads=4
         *-cache:0
              description: L1 cache
              physical id: 2
              slot: L1-Cache
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 64KiB
              capabilities: synchronous internal write-through data
         *-cache:1
              description: L2 cache
              physical id: 3
              slot: L2-Cache
              size: 256KiB
              capacity: 256KiB
              capabilities: synchronous internal write-through data
         *-cache:2
              description: L3 cache
              physical id: 4
              slot: L3-Cache
              size: 3MiB
              capacity: 3MiB
              capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
         *-logicalcpu:0
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.1
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:1
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.2
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:2
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.3
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:3
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.4
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:4
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.5
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:5
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.6
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:6
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.7
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:7
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.8
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:8
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.9
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:9
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.a
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:10
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.b
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:11
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.c
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:12
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.d
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:13
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.e
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:14
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.f
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
         *-logicalcpu:15
              description: Logical CPU
              physical id: 0.10
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: logical
      *-memory
           description: System Memory
           physical id: 5
           slot: System board or motherboard
           size: 6GiB
         *-bank:0
              description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1067 MHz (0.9 ns)
              product: HMT351S6BFR8C-H9
              vendor: Hynix/Hyundai
              physical id: 0
              serial: 19606B99
              slot: ChannelA-DIMM0
              size: 4GiB
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 1067MHz (0.9ns)
         *-bank:1
              description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1067 MHz (0.9 ns)
              product: AXIOM MEMORY
              vendor: 0000
              physical id: 1
              serial: 00000000
              slot: ChannelB-DIMM0
              size: 2GiB
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 1067MHz (0.9ns)
      *-firmware
           description: BIOS
           vendor: LENOVO
           physical id: 10
           version: 83ET67WW (1.37 )
           date: 11/28/2011
           size: 128KiB
           capacity: 8128KiB
           capabilities: pci pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd 
int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer 
int10video acpi usb biosbootspecification
      *-pci
           description: Host bridge
           product: Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 100
           bus info: pci at 0000:00:00.0
           version: 09
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
         *-display
              description: VGA compatible controller
              product: Intel Corporation
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 2
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:02.0
              version: 09
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
              configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
              resources: irq:41 memory:f0000000-f03fffff 
memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:5000(size=64)
         *-communication:0
              description: Communication controller
              product: Cougar Point HECI Controller #1
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 16
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:16.0
              version: 04
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=mei latency=0
              resources: irq:43 memory:f2525000-f252500f
         *-communication:1
              description: Serial controller
              product: Cougar Point KT Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 16.3
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:16.3
              version: 04
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm msi 16550 bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=serial latency=0
              resources: irq:19 ioport:50b0(size=8) memory:f252c000-f252cfff
         *-network
              description: Ethernet interface
              product: 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 19
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:19.0
              logical name: eth0
              version: 04
              serial: 00:21:cc:c7:7f:fd
              capacity: 1Gbit/s
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical 
tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
              configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes 
driver=e1000e driverversion=2.0.0-k firmware=0.13-3 latency=0 link=no 
multicast=yes port=twisted pair
              resources: irq:42 memory:f2500000-f251ffff 
memory:f252b000-f252bfff ioport:5080(size=32)
         *-usb:0
              description: USB Controller
              product: Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1a
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1a.0
              version: 04
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
              resources: irq:16 memory:f252a000-f252a3ff
         *-multimedia
              description: Audio device
              product: Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1b
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1b.0
              version: 04
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
              resources: irq:45 memory:f2520000-f2523fff
         *-pci:0
              description: PCI bridge
              product: Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1c
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1c.0
              version: b4
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode 
bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport
              resources: irq:16
         *-pci:1
              description: PCI bridge
              product: Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1c.1
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1c.1
              version: b4
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode 
bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport
              resources: irq:17 memory:f2400000-f24fffff
            *-network
                 description: Wireless interface
                 product: 6000 Series Gen2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci at 0000:03:00.0
                 logical name: wlan0
                 version: 34
                 serial: 8c:70:5a:bb:40:30
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list 
ethernet physical wireless
                 configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi 
driverversion=3.6.11-1.fu2013.i686.PAE firmware=18.168.6.1 
ip=192.168.1.102 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
                 resources: irq:44 memory:f2400000-f2401fff
         *-pci:2
              description: PCI bridge
              product: Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1c.3
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1c.3
              version: b4
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode 
bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport
              resources: irq:19 ioport:4000(size=4096) 
memory:f1c00000-f23fffff ioport:f0400000(size=8388608)
         *-pci:3
              description: PCI bridge
              product: Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 5
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1c.4
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1c.4
              version: b4
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode 
bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport
              resources: irq:16 ioport:3000(size=4096) 
memory:f1400000-f1bfffff ioport:f0c00000(size=8388608)
            *-generic
                 description: System peripheral
                 product: Ricoh Co Ltd
                 vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci at 0000:0d:00.0
                 version: 08
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: msi pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 memory:f1400000-f14000ff
         *-usb:1
              description: USB Controller
              product: Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1d
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1d.0
              version: 04
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
              resources: irq:23 memory:f2529000-f25293ff
         *-isa
              description: ISA bridge
              product: Cougar Point LPC Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1f
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1f.0
              version: 04
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
              resources: irq:0
         *-storage
              description: SATA controller
              product: Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1f.2
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1f.2
              version: 04
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
              resources: irq:40 ioport:50a8(size=8) ioport:50bc(size=4) 
ioport:50a0(size=8) ioport:50b8(size=4) ioport:5060(size=32) 
memory:f2528000-f25287ff
         *-serial
              description: SMBus
              product: Cougar Point SMBus Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 1f.3
              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1f.3
              version: 04
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=i801_smbus latency=0
              resources: irq:18 memory:f2524000-f25240ff 
ioport:efa0(size=32)
      *-scsi:0
           physical id: 0
           logical name: scsi0
           capabilities: emulated
         *-disk
              description: ATA Disk
              product: ST320LT007-9ZV14
              vendor: Seagate
              physical id: 0.0.0
              bus info: scsi at 0:0.0.0
              logical name: /dev/sda
              version: 0004
              serial: W0Q64H7T
              size: 298GiB (320GB)
              capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
              configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=4096 
signature=000758a7
            *-volume:0
                 description: EXT4 volume
                 vendor: Linux
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: scsi at 0:0.0.0,1
                 logical name: /dev/sda1
                 logical name: /boot
                 version: 1.0
                 serial: 52f28da4-4564-4bb6-8b66-b2778a76b5c6
                 size: 500MiB
                 capacity: 500MiB
                 capabilities: primary bootable journaled 
extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 
initialized
                 configuration: created=2012-11-09 23:06:43 
filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/boot modified=2013-01-29 11:22:20 
mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered 
mounted=2013-01-29 11:19:39 state=mounted
            *-volume:1
                 description: Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: scsi at 0:0.0.0,2
                 logical name: /dev/sda2
                 serial: pDNcW3-v8IL-95G6-9N2H-Nlle-zELg-yc0bGe
                 size: 297GiB
                 capacity: 297GiB
                 capabilities: primary multi lvm2
      *-scsi:1
           physical id: 2
           logical name: scsi1
           capabilities: emulated
         *-cdrom
              description: DVD-RAM writer
              product: DVDRAM GT50N
              vendor: HL-DT-ST
              physical id: 0.0.0
              bus info: scsi at 1:0.0.0
              logical name: /dev/cdrom
              logical name: /dev/cdrw
              logical name: /dev/dvd
              logical name: /dev/dvdrw
              logical name: /dev/scd0
              logical name: /dev/sr0
              logical name: /media/Red Hat Linux_i386 6.2
              version: LT20
              capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
              configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 
mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=500,gid=501,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500 
state=mounted status=ready
            *-medium
                 physical id: 0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /media/Red Hat Linux_i386 6.2
                 configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 
mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=500,gid=501,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500 
state=mounted
   *-battery
        product: 45N1005
        vendor: LGC
        physical id: 1
        slot: Rear
        capacity: 56160mWh
        configuration: voltage=10.8V



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