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Old 01-08-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
Throntel
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Linux at old computer.


I started linux not long ago, but I've realized I can make the computer really crappy by experimenting.
So I went to my father and got his old laptop, now I could do whatever I want because It ain't worth anything

I got the install CD for ubuntu 5.10, but the laptop is so old that it can't boot from the CD it need a startup disk, anyone know how I can get/make one? (I got the sane OS here on this computer)
 
Old 01-08-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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You tryed to adjust your bios boot settings to boot from cdrom drive?

If you tryed that you can make a bootable floppy following these steps:

You can download the image for the floppy here:

http://slackware.at/data/slackware-c...s/sbootmgr.dsk

Then write it to a floppy typing this in a terminal:

Code:
dd if=./sbootmgr.dsk of=/dev/fd0
Hope this helps you out
 
Old 01-08-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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Well, I guess it did help :P But I'm still having some problems.
When I write it I get this message:

dd: opening <</dev/fdo>>: ikke tilgang (ikke tilgang means something like no access)
 
Old 01-08-2006, 05:40 PM   #4
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Access forbidden. Log in as root and redo to solve.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:07 AM   #5
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Yeah, how do I log onto root?
 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Throntel
Yeah, how do I log onto root?

Logging in as root is too much of a fuzz.

Create a launcher using one of these commands (in a termial)

If you are using KDE:

Code:
kdesu konqueror
If you are using Gnome:

Code:
gksudo nautilus
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:45 PM   #7
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Throntel,

It seems you are trying to access /dev/fdo rather than /dev/fd0, as fdo doesn't exist, it produces the error.

This should do it:

Code:
$ dd if=<input file> of=/dev/fd0
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