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Re: Toshiba Port?g? 3010CT

There's a few ways to do this, including the old DOS partition and
syslinux tricks, etc...

But I got lazy when I realized that RedHat's installer works from a USB
CD-Rom drive.  I plugged a USB CD-Rom into the Portege, put one of their
boot floppies in the floppy drive (that BIOS won't boot from a USB
device, obviously...) and loaded a tiny RedHat partition so I could jump
from that to Debian.  (GRIN....)


On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 04:28:59PM -0300, Pablo Lorenzzoni wrote:
> Hello ALL!
> I am trying to install Debian 3.0 on a Toshiba Port?g? 3010CT, but
> I have no floppies or CD-ROM in this machine (it is 2nd-handed).
> I've copied disks-i386/current into the Windows partition and I've managed to
> resize partitions with Partition Magic. Now, when I run loadlin (install.bat)
> it gives me a Kernel Panic (<some data about FAT> and Unable to mount root on
> 01:00) and stop. It happens with every bf flavor except bf2.4 (which is not
> supported by loadlin and halt a lot before loading the kernel).
> Does anyone have any ideas? I've managed to create an ext2 partition (don't
> ask me how!). The only access I have is through it's network connection under
> Windows. I can transfer anything to the FAT partition (and then copy it with
> explore2fs to the ext2 partition - that's not safe, though, according to the
> explore2fs homepage).
> I've run out of ideas... *please* anyone?
> []s
> Pablo
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