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Old 11-05-2007, 11:23 PM   #1
Loco-S
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Install from A Parallel port CDrom?


Hi, I want to install DSL on an old toshiba satellite 400 CS, 70 mhz, 40 mb RAM, I have an external parallel port MicroSolutions backpack 4x, I have burned the boot floppy, and I have a CD with DSL, the floppy loads fine, but after that I have no clue on how to mount the paride drivers so the floppy can read the external CD rom to install, Im not a Linux guru ( just a power user)

any help will be appreciated

PS, I tried to post at the DSL forums, but for some reason I cant, emailed the admin several times and I never got an answer, talk about being nice...
 
Old 11-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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11-05-07 Loco-S
Hi, I want to install DSL on an old toshiba satellite 400 CS, 70 mhz, 40 mb RAM, I have an external parallel port MicroSolutions backpack 4x, I have burned the boot floppy, and I have a CD with DSL, the floppy loads fine, but after that I have no clue on how to mount the paride drivers so the floppy can read the external CD rom to install, Im not a Linux guru ( just a power user)

any help will be appreciated
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I have burned the boot floppy
...OK ....
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I have no clue on how to mount the paride drivers
...Huh?... what's a paride ?
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so the floppy can read the external CD rom to install, ...
Could you rephrase this above statement, I don't understand.

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PS, I tried to post at the DSL forums, but for some reason I cant, emailed the admin several times and I never got an answer, talk about being nice...
Go back to DSL website forum and start the procedure over again from scrach. There have been some misunderstandings with the site as mention here in Linuxquestions above message. If you read those series I think you will understand the problem and how to get a log in and then permissions to write.
I think what we have here is a failure to communicate.
Hope this helps
 
Old 12-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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OK, I believe I may have been misunderstood, I have an old micro solutions "back pack" external parallel 4X CD ROM drive, and I want to install the DSL operating system in an old toshiba satellite 400 cs, I need to install the parallel port drivers so the computer (lap top) can communicate with the external CDROM drive ( parallel port)

the lap top doesnt have a CD rom drive, thats why I want it to be able to access the parallel port external CDROM drive with the boot floppy ( loaded in RAM), so I can install the operating system...any idea on how I can do it?.

thanks for your support.
 
  


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