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Old 11-01-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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acpi and pre 2002 bios


I have three older computers that i want to install linux on and I am having trouble.
Forgive me if this is a series of questions.
Compaq presario 7220. It won't read certain CDs even when I use the boot disk. This problem is also prevalent on my micron millennia rs2100 and a tower with a pentium p54cs chip.
Is it the writing process or the media?
Thank you for any help.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Hi farofa,

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Is it the writing process or the media?
It could be either or both, could you describe the writing process for us please? What does this have to do acpi and pre 2002 bios, or am i misunderstanding something?
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 11-04-2007, 01:27 AM   #3
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The media I use is CD-RW. I'm not sure what the writing process is. It's the default setting for k3b. I can get NetBSD to install and be read, but, that's about it.
The millennia is newer(2000) and I think I can make it work. I had UBCD boot with X in an unstable mode, text was good.
The tower is different and I don't have the media to install a system on it. maybe I can with an old Windows CD;but, I want *nix on the box.

I hope this gives you some idea.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 01:36 AM   #4
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A lot of the older drives had trouble with RW. Can you read RW media in the drives?
 
Old 11-04-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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Only with the micron and only netbsd it seems. other systems don't read cleanly.
The old tower doesn't seem to read any RW material at all.
I'm going to try to get it working by using the micron to make floppies and burning a few distros on CD-R.
I'll let you know how it goes in about a week. Not much time because of work.
thanks for the help so far.
 
  


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