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Trying to install mandrake 10 on an old POS laptop more or less for fun (perhaps run a server on it). Its a Portege 3020CT and it has a pcmcia ...
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- 03-20-2004 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
mandrake on portege 3020CT laptop
Trying to install mandrake 10 on an old POS laptop more or less for fun (perhaps run a server on it). Its a Portege 3020CT and it has a pcmcia cd-rom, 96MB ram, 6gig HDD
It has no option to boot from a cd-rom... (this is extremely old, 300mhz, 96mb of ram).
Using the pcmcia boot floppy I managed to get the installer to recognize my external pcmcia cd-rom for installation.
I put in disc 1 or 3 for Mandrake 10 community.
I reached the language selection, selected english, then accepted the license agreement. Shortly after I got to another screen that says:
Found "imm", "ppa" interfaces
Do you have another one?
Yes/No/See hardware info
If I select yes I get a list of what appears to be a bunch of differnt drivers (random letters/numbers)
If I select no, it tells me:
An error occurred
An error occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem
- 03-21-2004 #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2003
- Cardiff, Wales
I found this in the first page of a google "linux Portege 3020CT".
this ones debian - http://www.gweep.net/~sfoskett/linux/p3010.html#toc3
might help. You could always follow these instructions and go with debian.No trees were harmed during the creation of this message. Its made from a blend of elephant tusk and dolphin meat.