Re: Problem with Toshiba Protege 3010CT
I would try using the knoppix based install instructions provided on the
debian site next. I believe that the knoppix boot cd provides a boot floppy
that should work if you can not install via the cdrom. If that fails, I
would try using SLAX (slax.linux-live.org). You have several options from thi
point. You can load the SLAX module for ndiswrapper so that you have internet
access. You could make a small dos partition and using the files from the USB
installer to make a bootable hard disk install. No worries about a cdrom at
all then. Just hard disk and network. Not the easiest methods but worth a
try. Still curious about the cdrom though. Does it work from a DOS boot
floppy? If so, you could try using loadlin to install also. If not, check
into the cdrom drive. May need a new one.
On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 00:35:19 +0100, Lee Turner wrote
> Hi all
> I'm having difficulties installing Debian on my Toshiba.. it won't boot from
CD (no surprise it's an old beast) but when I boot from floppy, it initially
wouldn't detect the external cd rom drive (connected via a pcmcia card) after
tweaking a bios setting it seems now to detect the cd cdrive but on doing so
it ejects the cd and the drive refuses to close!
> This results in the error message 'Unable to mount CD Drive, perhaps the CD
is not inserted"
> I have also tried using DSL to get some form of base install of Linux then
working from there, but with similar errors - even using a Floppy/USB Stick
combo to no avail.
> A friend of mine is going to give me a loan of an ethernet card on Monday
that may allow me to do a net install (only card I have is a wireless one that
I think requires ndiswrappers) but I fear that may still fail and I'll be back
to the original problem.
> I'm at the end of my teather with this, does anyone have any suggestions?
> <generic witty comment>
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