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Old 09-23-2003, 07:42 PM   #1
BYGJer
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Installing Mandrake 9.0 on Toshiba LapTop


Hey Everyone,

Hoping to grab a little of your wisdom on this one. I'm a brand new user to Linux and got Mandrake 9.0 from a friend of mine. Problem is that neither myself nor he can figure out what the deal is here.

We've tried all the ideas outlined in the INSTALL ReadMe, and can't get the computer to boot from the cd or a floppy. We are both running Windows XP Home Edition, and we are both on Toshiba Laptops, mine is a Satellite 2400, not sure about his.

Can anyone offer some suggestions? Its much appreciated.
Thanks,
BYGJer
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:49 PM   #2
Thymox
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Welcome to LQ.

Could you just run past us all the options you have already tried (if you can remember them) so that we aren't suggesting things you've already done.

Just to be really cheecky, though - you have checked out the BIOS and set it to boot from CD/Floppy?
 
  


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