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Posted: July 02 2004,04:26 QUOTE

I have a Toshiba 420CDT running W95 from HDD.  I want to try DSL as it should be faster and better.  However the pc doesn't want to boot from the cd-rom drive (I don't think there is a bios option, only HDD/FDD, although I will double check this.)  I made a boot floppy and this boots ok but then it can't find knoppix on the cd and drops out to a basic shell. The CD light is on continually when the DSL cd is inside.

The Toshiba CD-ROM works ok under W95 and the DSL CD works on another machine.

Can anyone help?

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Posted: July 02 2004,04:57 QUOTE

If you can read the CD from win95, try a poorman's install..

1. copy the KNOPPIX folder from the CD to your HD
2. reboot the computer without the cd in the drive (use the floppy)
3. see if the boot floppy will detect the KNOPPIX copy on your HD

Some older cdrom drives just dont like to read cdr's, unless
the windows drivers are handling the hardware.
( one of my laptops is flaky reading or booting cdr's EXCEPT when I'm
  running w2k, and then it's 100% copy..perhaps the buffering helps.)

You may need to try the boot option fromhd=/dev/hda1
My boot disk usually finds the KNOPPIX folder all by itself.

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Posted: July 03 2004,03:56 QUOTE

I'm assuming you're using the stock Toshiba CD-ROM, which worked for me, so I'd figure it's an issue with the media.  Try verifying the checksum on the ISO image, then re-burning it with a different burner (if you can) or at a slower speed.
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