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Old 09-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #31
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Ok, I've just tried to boot into fedora from the live cd, this is the exact error i get:
Did you tried to install a minimal linux to usb, and use plop to boot the usb?
You say only dsl will work from flash, but if you don't get another HD, CD reader ot flashdisk, your options are limited.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #32
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I may be able to get a spare disk drive from my grandad's he has lots of spare computer parts, anyway, I did get DSL working on my 64m flash drive using plop, but it is very limited and slow, I can't even get wireless working under it
 
Old 09-18-2009, 03:28 PM   #33
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Might need a no atapi or something like that switch.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 12:10 AM   #34
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It's possible that you can find a used plug & play cd rom for about $30 on ebay. I have seen new ones for about $40. You don't need power for them, they draw from the USB connection. I thought mine went bad, but found out all I needed was a new driver. Hope you find a solution soon.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 07:15 AM   #35
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$30!? Not worth it, It's usb, my computer can't boot usb, my grandad has plenty of spare parts including CD and DVD writers, I'll just get one of those, unless I can install a linux which fits in 4gb of space from windows
 
Old 09-19-2009, 07:51 AM   #36
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$30!? Not worth it, It's usb, my computer can't boot usb, my grandad has plenty of spare parts including CD and DVD writers, I'll just get one of those, unless I can install a linux which fits in 4gb of space from windows
Bite the bullet an swap the drive with that spare your speaking of from grandpa's junk box.

'4GB' is not really that much space for a full distro install for most current distributions. Sure, puppy, DSL ,Slax and some smaller footprint distro may work for you. You could do a Minimal System for Slackware then add packages as you wish. I'd forget that M$ restriction, your just opening another can of worms.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links' . More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 09-19-2009, 08:20 AM   #37
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Have you thought of a network install? That's if you have more than one pc.

Networkinstall
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #38
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Have you considered trying Debian?
Here's a link for the Debian Windows installer:

http://goodbye-microsoft.com/

I'd recommend having a look at the how-to video first,
to get an idea of how it works.
That only requires a DSL connection & only a lame one like mine is

& doesn't need another partition, either.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:04 AM   #39
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I'd do a network install... IF ONLY MY STUPID WIRELESS CARD WAS COMPATIBLE WITH ANYTHING!
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:10 AM   #40
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can you hook in without the wireless card, ie with a ethernet cable,
assuming that the dsl modem is working?.
& if not, can you get to another dsl connection that is working?.

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:27 AM   #41
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No, I can't, its an old wanadoo router with only 1 ethernet port, and I do not have an ethernet cable to use, and I don't have any other wireless card, only 2 others of the same model
 
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Yep, the old wanadoo router would sure be a disaster to work with.
can you afford to buy a new ethernet cable?.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #43
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well, I could, but I aint lifting my computer and monitor downstairs >.>
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:20 AM   #44
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Ok, I've just tried to boot into fedora from the live cd, this is the exact error i get:
end request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1409920
Buffer i/o error on device sr0 logical block 352480

And it repeats it several times before giving me the same error but with different sectors, then gives me the same sector errors again for about 30 errors before it boots
so you got fedora up and running. i just remembered i got the same errors for about 10 minutes before it boots on my old dell poweredge desktop (works fine on my new hp elitebook laptop).

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Old 09-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #45
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well, I could, but I aint lifting my computer and monitor downstairs >.>
A little effort from your site would be nice :-)
 
  


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