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I have an old panasonic cf61 laptop (pentium 1), circa 1996. When I install linux ( i have tried Deli and Caldera 2.3 ) it doesn't recognise my internal cd ...
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    linux installation doesn't recognise cdrom in laptop


    I have an old panasonic cf61 laptop (pentium 1), circa 1996. When I install linux ( i have tried Deli and Caldera 2.3 ) it doesn't recognise my internal cd rom and won't install after i have run the boot discs. Any suggestions?

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    open up your BIOS settings, and make sure that it's set the boot priority so that it tries your CDROM drive before your hard drive.
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    no cdrom bootability

    The bios only gives me options to boot from floppy, harddrive or PD drive.
    I also tried to install suse 9.1 however it too failed to recognise the cdrom.

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    you tried a network install?

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    vector linux is great for old pc's....you should give it a try.

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