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suppapowa 10-25-2011 07:05 PM

Portege 2000 which OS?
 
Hi. My Portege 2000 laptop (P3 750, 512, 20) is giving me trouble to use a later version of puppy after 4.3.1. I hoped for 5.2 wary but no joy, it hangs while booting off my pcmcia cd drive. I did receive a couple of good suggestions, like trying Legacy os2 but unfortunately it gets to the stage where it detects network, modems etc, and it hangs there too. With 5.2.8, i get the "ISOLINUX.." writing flashing on the screen, then it hangs. With 5.01 onwards, i can install it, but my wireless card (an orinoco_cs) won't work, even if i try putting it the windows .inf file. What seemed a good suggestion too was to unplug my hard drive, put it into an adapter or another pc, mount puppy, then plug it into my laptop again. Unfortunately, my hard drive is 1.8", with a delicate ribbon connection, which i would prefer no to touch, and plus it's hard to find an adapter.

The other option i was considering, (sigh) is sticking to 4.3.1, but then I was unable to install the latest pets such as chrome. Any ideas? thanks!

sag47 10-25-2011 07:53 PM

Any distro with the latest 2.x kernel and a lightweight desktop will do the job. Or even run it headless (no GUI).

See http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...istros-910067/

suppapowa 10-26-2011 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sag47 (Post 4508312)
Any distro with the latest 2.x kernel and a lightweight desktop will do the job. Or even run it headless (no GUI).

See http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...istros-910067/

Thx. The problem with my machine is that it starts booting off my pcmcia cd drive, but at one point,it stops because it can't find the necessary targets on the cd, basically, it "loses" the cd drive while booting. In some distros, I can put the target files on a flashcard, and booting will continue from there, but i have to start off the cd drive. Other distros don't load a flashcard driver while booting, so no joy there. Some of the latest versions of puppy, or evevn Lubuntu actually get to the point where they start detecting hardware, but then they hang. At present, I have tried: Dreamlinux, Ultimate, puppy, arch, bodhi, legacy, lubuntu, ubuntu mini. The only running distro with no probs is puppy 4.3.1, i really would like to get a 5.2.8 running tho.


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