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Re: Install on X22 without floppy and cdrom

I ran LILO on /dev/hda2, which is my root partition. And I even could
boot from my desktop. But when I insert the hard disk back to the
laptop, the error appeared. Last night I installed windows 98. I thought
maybe the two machines had two different BIOS. It still producted error.
Do you think my hard disk is damaged? Or because IBM has some wierd
setting for hard disk in BIOS.

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:31:22 +0100
Dave Swegen <dswegen@software.plasmon.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 10:56:44PM -0700, River Y. Liu wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Does someboby have the experience of installing Linux on Ibm
> > Thinkpad X22? My machine is Windows 2000 preinstalled, which can't
> > be booted in Linux from pure Dos mode.  I didn't buy Ultra base
> > because I have network at home. I probably only use it for
> > installing. I just bought an IDE 2.5" to 3.5" adapter and tried to
> > put the hard disk of the X22 into my desktop computer. After
> > installed Linux and put it back to the laptop, I found out I can't
> > boot, it prompted "disk I/O error". So it failed. Somebody has any
> > idea? 
> I did exactly the same with my X21, and it worked just fine. Did a
> basic install just to get basic networking up and running, moved the
> HD back to the X21, and completed the install over the network.
> It sounds as if you didn't run LILO, or the HD wasn't reconnected
> properly.
> Not very helpful I know, but the install in other computer approach is
> the correct one to take.
> Cheers
>     Dave

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