As far as Miniconda is concerned, this installer, just as the stock Ananconda, comes in different flavors of floppy boot images:
This is the one most people want since it is designed to boot from the floppy drive and setup the drivers to recognize the cd-rom or dvd drive and use the Redhat cd’s to install from – much like a windows startup disk. There is no moment when you have to type the command “startup” it just does it. The questions asked are nearly the same as Redhat’s stock questions. This image is also the one to use if you have the Redhat packages already on your hard drive and you intend using these rather than any Redhat cd’s.
This is for a floppy boot disk for a computer that is not going to have the Redhat cd’s in its own drive. The options are, as in Ananconda, nfs (i.e. the computer has a network card and is wired to a local area network, lan, and will try to find the Redhat cd’s on another computer on the same lan) http (i.e. the computer is wired to an internet or intranet and will connect to a web page to find the Redhat packages) or ftp (i.e. the computer is wired to an internet or lan with a ftp server and will connect by ftp to the packages.)
is for a floppy boot disk for a computer as in 2 above but its modem or network card is a pcmcia or pc card (laptops that don’t have a useable built-in modem or network card but do have a pcmcia slot use this) If you need pcmcia.img as the boot floppy, then you will also need pcmciadd.img as a driver disk.
Pick one of the three above as your disk 1. Disk 2 is the updates.img. The other floppy disk images not yet mentioned provide additional drivers for less usual hardware. Most users do not require them.