Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Ft Worth
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
RH9 install on KDS 376ch (SOTEC?)

Trying to install RH9 (dual boot w/ Windows XP) on a KDS Thinnote 376CH (I think it was made by SOTEC and KDS just slapped their name on it). I've had success running this setup on a desktop and an IBM Stinkpad, but I've run into problems with this one. I'm Hoping someone has a suggestion...

The only bootable devices on this computer are the hard drive and the external USB CDROM. I've been trying to load the linux setup from CD by booting up with the CD in the drive. Unfortunately, the only way to prevent the setup program from locking up when it tries to load the usb storage drivers during the very beginning of the setup is to disable the "legacy USB support" in the BIOS. (figured out that from this forum). The problem is when you do this the CDROM is no longer a bootable device so I can't boot into the linux setup program.

I think I'm dead in the water on this and I'm going to be stuck with XP, but I thought maybe someone might have a suggestion to try..




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KDS USB CD Tower LinuxMWB Linux - Hardware 0 01-20-2004 09:24 PM
Sotec 820P modem suggestion zadox Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 01-16-2004 02:05 AM
Linux on Averatec (formerly Sotec) 3120V TheFarLeft Linux - General 1 11-29-2003 02:04 PM
anyone seen software for the KDS CD Organizer? desolat Linux - Software 2 05-18-2003 09:32 AM
RH 8.0 & KDS monitor vecteq Linux - Hardware 1 12-17-2002 06:58 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration