Joined: Jan. 2007
||Posted: Nov. 10 2007,04:33
I am trying to install DSL on an older laptop, a Fujitsu built in 1997. I was having troubles getting it to boot from CD (even though the BIOS was set with the CD before the hard drive), so I went and wiped the factory Windows install from the hard drive.
Now, when I put in the DSL CD I created, it does boot, it shows me all kinds of messages, mostly sounding positive and correct, but then it changes to a gray screen with a cursor on it. The first time it stayed on the gray screen for a while, then returned to the screen listing all the stuff as it booted. I turned it off for a bit then tried again. Same messages but then the gray screen stayed up for like fifteen minutes before I gave up and shut down for the evening. Oh and this was dsl-3.4.5-syslinux.iso I made the CD from.
I pulled out my digital camera, this is the gray screen I got:
And this is part of the messages I was getting:
I took a video of the computer as it booted, it's at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHghaYH9i08
And there's more shots of the messages at http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitchick1979/sets/72157603049145823/
So, what can I do to get it to actually go into the OS??
Thanks in advance!!