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Distro in the subject, Toshiba A100, I am trying to run the distro and it seems not to be able to get the IP from DHCP router... After about 20 seconds of this screen GRUB boots up, skipping SystemRescueCD. DHCP works for all the PCs in my LAN. This laptop gets its IP in GNU and in Windows. But not in SystemRescueCD. Where may the problem be?
It looks like your BIOS boot device sequence is out of order. The screen shot looks like PXE boot. I'm guessing that your boot device sequence is 1) PXE 2) Hard drive. You want it to be 1) CD/DVD 2) Hard drive.
I'm not talking about the interactive boot menu. I'm talking about the BIOS. When you turn the machine on press and release the <F2> button repeatedly while the Toshiba logo is on the screen. You should eventually enter the BIOS setup utility. Then look for the boot device sequence.
Also, is the System Rescue CD on a CD or did you put it on the hard drive?
Last edited by stress_junkie; 04-26-2011 at 09:30 AM.
When you turn the machine on press and release the <F2> button repeatedly while the Toshiba logo is on the screen. You should eventually enter the BIOS setup utility. Then look for the boot device sequence.
If the CD/DVD drive spins and the light on it flashes while the Toshiba logo is on the screen then the computer is looking for a bootable image. It is possible that the image didn't get burned properly. I have in the past had DVD/CD writers that couldn't reliably burn an ISO image although they appeared to read media okay.
When you burned the image did you select the "verify image" option?