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Old 01-04-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
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ibm thinkpad help


trying to install rh 7.3. was able to run fdisk and now the best i can get is "i9990305" popping up on the screen. thats after the initial splash screen. i have tried different things (f8, f10, esc, del) to get into the bios to set it to boot from cd, but so far, no go. any ideas? the model # for the thinkpad is: well, 380z i suppose.
 
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Old 01-04-2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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trying that now, thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 06:09 PM   #4
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well here's where i'm at now: made a boot floppy for rh7, start up the thinkpad and it gives me a long list of:unknown keyword in syslinux.cfg
then: could not find kernel image: linux boot:
and thats about it...
i have burned and used a boot floppy before, but this is new to me.
 
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try to pass floppy=thinkpad to the kernel on the lilo/syslinux prompt.
 
  


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