Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 01 2003,22:18
|Quote (Redwolf @ Nov. 09 2003,05:45)|
|I am having a problem trying to get DSL to install to my old Toshiba notebook. Currently I am running win98 on the notebook and so want to set DSL up as a dual boot.|
This laptop cannot be set to boot from cd and since it uses a pcmcia cd drive, no boot disk I have found will load pcmcia driver modules so I can boot from it. I tried for awhile to get pcmcia to work, I read as much as I could from the debian help files as I could find. I even tried using RH pcmcia boot disks.
Having all but given up with pcmcia, I unzipped the knoppix image to my c drive in the dir c:\knoppix. Using the boot disk created from the boot image that comes with the distro, knoppix was mounted and off I went. I went to run the install script and pointed the install at /dev/hda2, a 300 MB ext2 partition that I created with PM 7. The install is able to set up the ext2 file system and I think it begins to copy files, however about 2 minutes into the install it stops and the machine eventually grinds to a halt.
So my questions are:
1. Anyone know how I can install DSL?
2. Should I try loadlin?
3. Why does the install stop?
Any clues would be more than welcome as I really want to install this distro
I have the same problem with a Toshiba Satellite 110CS : I boot from the floppy and load DSL from c:\KNOPPIX;
When I try to install to hard disk in /dev/hda2, after 2 minutes it stops and the PC hangs.
Did you solve the problem?