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Old 08-06-2006, 12:32 AM   #1
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DSL boot question


ok i want to get dsl (damn small) working on an older toshiba laptop. if i boot it in failsafe mode, it starts up. if i boot it in lowram mode, it starts up. if i boot normally, it freezes right after it displays my processor information. i cannot figure out how to get dsl to load with usb support. i almost want to load it in failsafe mode but include usb. ideas?
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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The freeze-up might not happen if you use the "no acpi" boot switch. Look in the same place where you found the "lowram" switch. Old laptops don't support ACPI. If that does not work come back and we can find another fix. How mauch RAM does this lappie have, and what speed is the processor?

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Old 08-07-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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ok, what is the command for no acpi? i cannot find it in any of the boot options...here is a list of what i can choose from
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...hp/Cheat_Codes
 
Old 08-07-2006, 12:52 PM   #4
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It's dsl noacpi, right at the bottom of the page you linked to
 
Old 08-07-2006, 12:58 PM   #5
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hah, silly me. ok i will try that and post what i get
 
Old 08-07-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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hummm.
no that did not do it.

the processor is an amd k6 3d processor
the is a grand total of 128mb of ram

next attempt?
 
  


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