Linux - Laptop and NetbookHaving a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
There is less than 12 hours left to vote in the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Click here to go to the polls. Vote now and make sure your voice is heard!
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Ok, this may be lengthy so here goes:
I acquired a Toshiba Tecra8000 and at first I tried to install SuSE 9.0
The Problem With SuSE -
I have the boot ISO disk so I am required to use the Network Installation. I have a D-Link DFE-690TXD laptop ethernet card but the driver for it is not in the modules and all of the drivers I try tell me "Failed to load Network Module." Stopped in my tracks.
My dad has the bootable disks for Red Hat 7.3 with all the actual files on them so I decided to try those.
Insert disk one... Laptop screen says: "Invalid System Disk. Please Insert Another Disk and hit any key."
So I plug in the floppy drive and load up the Red Hat 7.3 boot disk (with CD still in the drive).
It reads for a second and says: Loading Syslinux something else...
so I hit Enter.
It goes through the boot process until this message: Kernel panic no Init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
I wasn't sure what that meant so I consulted my dad and tried such things as "init=/cdrom/init", "init=/mnt/cdrom", "init=/cdrom" and so forth. Only to have it tell me something to the effect of "Could not find Kernel image: init="...
Anyhow, I've just been using Knoppix in the meantime (which by the way also does not recognize the Ethernet card).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I know the Ethernet card is good because when I had windows on the machine it recognized it and I got online.
I told SuSE "Load PCMCIA Modules" and after doing so the lights on the Ethernet Card came on and PCI device list shows "Ethernet Controller"... but none of the network card modules still work so I still can't install it.
After many many hours I finally decided to try-
and Ta Da! It loaded all the way. However, it gets to the set up program and asks if I'm using an NFS Image, FTP, or HTTP. Considering my ethernet card is not even recognized at this point I hit NFS Image. The next screen gives me 8 choices for Ethernet Modules... none of which work nor are there any for D-Link at all.