Installing RHEL On Laptop…..

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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
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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 uuid202A76-8A51-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@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@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@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(sized)
*-communication:0
description: Communication controller
product: Cougar Point HECI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 16
bus info: pci@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@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@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

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