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Old 10-12-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Toshiba Satellite 4060 install problems with Fedora 4, RH9 & Slack 10.2


I have a Toshiba Satellite 4060 laptop. Intel P2 333mhz, 128mb ram 4.0gb hard drive.

I first tried installing Fedora Core 4 (what the rest of my linux machines is running) but it freezes up as soon as the GUI loads for install (have not tried text install yet being a newbie).

So then I tried Red Hat since it is a bit older. Everything installs fine until I have to switch to disk 2. I did the media check and all 3 disks checked out fine. But when it prompts me to insert disk 2 (and I do) I get a "can not mount CD" error message. I tried redownloading the .ISOs and reburning them and remedia checking them, with the same results. When I tried to reinstall it looks like linux is installed already and asks if I want to upgrade. But if I try and boot I get a disk error.

Now for something totally different, I tried slackware 10.2. This won't ever get past the post screen (its just a red screen that says TOSHIBA).

If anyone has a suggestion as to a remedy or an older distro that might work. I have a feeling the distros I'm using are just too new for this old klunker, but being new to linux (and laptops) I wanted something semi new.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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I tried vector last night, it installed fine but when I went to boot up I got an "Error loading operating system" message.

I decided to give Win98 a try just for S&Gs and it said that it needed 7.8gigs of hard drive space to install. I know that I used to run 98 on less than that. The first computer I used it on was a 2.1gig. I'm thinking there might be other issues with this thing.

I guess I'm just going to have to buck up and buy something from this century.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 09:41 AM   #3
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I got this working with WinXP Pro no problem. So the laptop does work, just not very well with Linux.

Anyone else ever get the "error loading operating system" message?
 
Old 10-17-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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Found this link today (thanks whoever posted the google linux link in their sig!).

Going to try RH6.0 on it tonight.
 
  


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