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  1. #1

    Angry how to install linux

    I want to install mandrake 10.0 on my laptop, and when i boot the cd it boots the screen where it says press enter to continue. Then i press enter then it does some loading things, then it says that my cdrom drive is not there. Even though i just booted from the cdrom drive. And this seems to happen no matter what distro im using. I also tried ubuntu and it did the same thing.
    heres the spec of my laptop :
    Acer aspire 5552
    256 mb of ram
    60 gig hard drive
    intel centrino 1,6 GHz
    matshita DVD-super multi double layer

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    Perhaps Ubuntu & Mandrake don't like your ATAPI cdrom driver.

    Try to launch the install using this parameter :
    So something like that :
    linux libata.atapi_enabled=1
    More info here :
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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