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Old 01-30-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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Cannot install Slackware 9.0 on my IBM Thinkpad 360P

I am not able to install original Slackware boxed set on my IBM Thinkpad 360P.with Freecom CDROM Traveller CD-24 Light neither with pcmcia nor with parallel interface. I have tried a few cheatcodes and a few different boot disks with the end of kernel panic.
What else can I do?
Thanks very much in advance for any help
Andy K.
Old 01-30-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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If I'm correct, your CD-Rom connects via PCMCIA?
If so, I ran into the same problem. It turns out that the pcmcia supplemental installation disk doesn't contain the necessary module for IDE devices. I guess it's more geared toward network devices. Anyway...
What you need to do is find the module ide-cs.o.gz and copy it to a floppy. Then you can load the module manually.
So your steps would be:[list=1][*]boot disk[*]root disks[*]copy the ide-cs.o.gz to /[*]load the pcmcia supplemental disk[*]It might try to load the module and fail. Manually load it by [i]insmod /ide-cs.o.gz[/list=1]
Your CD-Rom should then spring into action and you can continue with setup.

I have to give thanks to Excalibur here on LQ for explaining how to do this. here's a link to the thread that got me through this.
Old 01-31-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your fast reply superbonbond,
the cdrom can be connected to all kind of interface, like firewire,usb,parallel and pcmcia, but this old but still running Thinkpad 360P has only parallel and pcmcia connection. The whole electronic on the cdrom is in the cables which you can change easily. SuSE 6.0 was once installed by loadlin with the same cdrom.The cdrom is normally scsi emulated for all kind of connections.
What I have found out was after the kernel was running, I loaded the rootdisk1there was an I/O error for the floppy device.
Maybe the rootdisks are not ok. I made it under Linux /cdrom/rootdisks#cat install.1 > /dev/fd0 from the second CD. Maybe I should try it with dd to create the diskette. At the bootprompt I wrote ramdisk floppy=thinkpad as cheatcode. I tried also the Smart Boot manager 3.7.1 (sbmgr), but the I/O address from the current OS didn`t work.
Any suggestions are welcome



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