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Old 11-16-2005, 03:43 AM   #1
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Ubuntu Installing

Hy to everyone, I'm a newby of Linux and I want to start entering in Linux world. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 5.04 on my Toshiba Portegè 3010CT.
The problem is that this laptop can't boot from CDROM (cause it's a PCMCIA CDROM). I can use CDROM in dos mode with command-line drivers so I can read data from Ubuntu CDRom.
Is there someone that can explain me exactly what I have to do for installing Linux on this machine?
I need a cemplete explanation cause I'm a NEWBY.
Many thanks to everyone!!!
Old 11-18-2005, 04:05 AM   #2
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Do you have a floppy drive? If so you should be able to make a bootable floppy disk that will then kick off the installer from the CD.
Old 12-16-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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Same issue, but need help "making" the bootable floppy. Mandrake 9.1's pcmcia.img file works fine for Mandrake, but won't work on anything but 9.1. I tried Mandriva 2006, but the pcmcia drivers fail to load. I also tried the Ubuntu's suggestion of Smart Boot Manager, which doesn't even recognize the CDROM. I really want to go with Ubuntu on this one, but may have to role back to something else.

Sony PCG-Z505R
384M Memory
6G harddrive

Really need new laptop.



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