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Old 01-05-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
jimbrechin
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laptop will not run from live disc


I have recently bought an ADVENT 9115 laptop, this is a UK electrical company own brand.
The CPU is an Intel Pentium mobile dual core T2310 @ 1.43 GHz
Code name MERON
Socket P(478)
Chipset SIS 672
Southbridge SIS 968
It comes with Vista installed.
I have always dual booted as I require to use windoze for some work projects.
The problem that I am having is that I cannot get a live dsc to boot, I believe that it is the CPU/chipset that is the stumbling block.
I have tried the latest Mephis, Ubuntu and my distro of choice PCLOS aand none will boot.
Has anyone had success with this CPU and or Chipset.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 04:21 AM   #2
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have you tried setting the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to cd-boot?
 
Old 01-05-2008, 04:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but CD booting is active on my machine. The live disks are booting but hanging after hardware detection starts.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 04:57 AM   #4
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make a backup of isolinux.cfg
ok, go back to the iso file and type noprobe in after append in your isolinux.cfg file on the ubuntu cd, i'll show you how it should look for noprobe
Code:
DEFAULT /casper/vmlinuz
GFXBOOT bootlogo
GFXBOOT-BACKGROUND 0xB6875A
APPEND  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper noprobe initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash --
LABEL live
  menu label ^Start or install Ubuntu
  kernel /casper/vmlinuz
  append  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper noprobe initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash --
just copy that in to the top of the second label tag at the left and delete the text it's replacing

Last edited by Person_1873; 01-05-2008 at 05:01 AM.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 08:59 AM   #5
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Thanks again person but how is it possible to alter a file on an iso. i,m afraid you'vve lost me there.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 08:43 AM   #6
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sorry, i assume people know everything, (bad habbit),

you need to extract it into a folder and then edit it in the folder, then create a new iso file from the folder,

to do this in Gnome, you would use Archive Manager,
to do this in windows, the easiest way is to copy them off a virtual CD drive or a real cd drive, magic ISO for windows XP is great for this,

then you once you have finished editing the file, in win XP you would put a blank CD in the drive, select all the files in the directory you extracted the iso to, right click and go, write files to CD,

in Gnome you would copy all the files out of the directory you extracted them to and paste them into the CD/DVD creator, which is located in: Places>CD/DVD Creator,
then you would choose write to disk and select your cd-rw drive and write the files,

similarly in XP you would enter your blank cd-r/rw from "My Computer" and write the files to CD, it's been a while since i've used XP so i'm a little rusty, i'm sure you can follow.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #7
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Thanks once again person, I will try your suggestions. Unfortunately I will not be able to let you know how I get on as I am just about to leave home and go to sea. We don't have internet access on the vessel
 
  


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