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Old 11-24-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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Fedora on a Toshiba M10?!

Hi all,

I'm a newbie to this site and I've seen a pointers to the odd link here and there and I've found a lot of useful info to get me sorted out for my new laptop.

I know that I'll have a bit of a headache when it comes to the nVidia 420 and the modem in here is pretty much a no go... but enough of all that. I've got a bit of a bigger problem...

It won't even see the hard drive!!!!

When I boot up from the CD, it simply says it cannot find any drives at all! I've installed Redhat 7, 7.5, 8 & 9 on my old Toshiba 480CDT with only a couple of small hitches but on the whole a pretty painless process....

Can anyone point me in the right direction (or even if I've put it in the right forum?!)

Thanks in advance!

Old 11-27-2003, 02:06 PM   #2
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I'm a newbie too but I have been able to install RH9 and FC1 on my M10-S405 with no problems. RH9 doesn't like the touchpad upon install. I also run Knoppix v3.3 from a CD.

I'm going to ask what may be an obvious question, have you used anything else to see if the hard drive is recognized? The Toshiba recovery CDs, Norton Ghost, Knoppix, other distro install CDs? During your attempt at install do you get far enough along to check the media?
Old 11-27-2003, 09:35 PM   #3
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As stated many, many times. And I shall repeat...

Redhat+Toshiba=bad! And that probably goes for fedorah too

You need to stick to distro's that have ACPI support for toshiba's. Suse and Mandrake can make this work just fine for you. Suse will even make the modem work now due to a new winmodem utility built in. It will also download and install the nvidia drivers for you if you ask it to
Old 12-01-2003, 02:39 PM   #4
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Yea... I know Redhat isn't perhaps the best choice for a Tosh, but I never thought it'd be like this.

I just dug out an old version (v3.1) of Knoppix and it quite happily booted up (except for the X - looked awful) but it did manage to boot up and I was able to mount the drives.

Any ideas why an up to date distro like Fedora would refuse to even find the hda drives?

Just for the record, my M10 is the PS630E (Centrino)


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