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Old 05-12-2004, 02:13 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 install trouble

Installing Mandrake 10.0 CE on a Toshiba Portege 3440CT laptop.

We bought the laptop used from EBay and it did not come with a Floppy Drive. What we do have is the external Toshiba CDROM/Port Replicator.

I am able to boot from that external drive without any problem, the Mandrake installation begins and then it prompts me to insert an additional driver floppy disk. When I say that I don't have that (because I have no FDD) it then fails to install as it does not recognise that I have a CD ROM device even though that is what the system had successfuly booted from.

If I hit enter when prompted for the Floppy disk then there is still no change to the behaviour.

I have also tried booting from the pcmcia.img burned to a CDROM and the behaviour is identical. (my thinking is that it is a PCMCIA CDROM device).

Help? Thanks!
Old 05-26-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
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im havin the same prolem with an older, crappier toshiba laptop.

u can try to install off the network via ftp of http or if u can get the images to the hdd u can try to install off them


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