Re: Installing on a Gericom A2 (IIyama NT310S)
I had a same problem with Iiyama NT310S.
(1) Latest Linux distributions, such as Fedora Core 2,3,4, SUSE, can be
installed with bootable USB CD-ROM, but they are slightly heavy for NT310S.
(2) At installing older distributions of Linux, keyboard becomes dead.
However, you can use USB keyboard to skip such problem. At the completion
of installation, keyboard on PC becomes active again.
(3) At installing many older distributions of Linux, USB CD-ROM becomed "not
recognized" after the intial boot. You can install Lasor Linux without such
problems, however, you cannot install Turbo, Vine, Red Hat etc.
(4) To avoid USB CD-ROM problem, you need to use both of bootable USB CD-ROM
drive and card-bus CD-ROM drive. After the intial boot, USB CD-ROM may not
be recognised, however, card-bus CD-ROM becomes recognised, then you can
continue installing. (Of course, you have to set the install CD from USB
CD-ROM drive to card-bus CD-ROM drive.)
(5) After some attempts, I installed Vine 2.6 and 3.1 by using USB keyboard,
USB CD-ROM drive and card-bus CD-ROM drive. After the installation, you do
not need neither CD-ROM drives and USB keyboards at all.
I hope your good luck!