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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).

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Old 05-29-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question Stuck at 92%


Im installing Debain Linux on an old dell laptop inspriron 8000, and it has a dvd drive i guess they upgraded it to a while ago, and im at the very first loading screen for installation and im stuck at
"Detecting hardware to find CD-ROM drives" 92% Starting PC card services...

Now ther was a NetLINE pr card in there, but i took it out before booting.

Help?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:49 AM   #2
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you want to try swapping out hardware (e.g. the DVD drive) that you think might be causing the problem.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:55 AM   #3
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Try including noapic and nopcmcia at the boot line. I had to do this on my brother's Sager notebook when testing it with Knoppix.

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you want to try swapping out hardware (e.g. the DVD drive) that you think might be causing the problem.
Sure. Lets get lcp not to install Linux. It is a notebook or labtop computer. It is not a desktop.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 12:30 AM   #4
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Try including noapic and nopcmcia at the boot line. I had to do this on my brother's Sager notebook when testing it with Knoppix.


Sure. Lets get lcp not to install Linux. It is a notebook or labtop computer. It is not a desktop.
What was that last bit about? its for programming outside, and astronomy purposes. why would i use any thing else than linux?
 
  


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