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I've got an old P3 Tecra with 500MB(I think) of RAM. It used to run Windows 98, but was formatted some time ago. So, naturally, I decided to install Linux ...
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    Exclamation Toshiba Tecra install problems


    I've got an old P3 Tecra with 500MB(I think) of RAM. It used to run Windows 98, but was formatted some time ago. So, naturally, I decided to install Linux on it.

    So, in I slot a MEPIS install CD. Startup. Hmm.

    It gives me this message:
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    Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 4.0.18
    Copyright (C) 1997-2001, Intel Corporation
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
    Insert system disk in drive.
    Press any key when ready....
    This message, even when I press a key, repeats. Does anyone know what's happening?

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    How did you burn Mepis to CD? As an ISO image or did you drag the file to the disc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    How did you burn Mepis to CD? As an ISO image or did you drag the file to the disc?
    It was from the Linux Format magazine MEPIS Special.

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    I don't think this is from the CDROM:
    Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 4.0.18
    Copyright (C) 1997-2001, Intel Corporation
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    Do you have the CDROM set to boot first, in the BIOS of your machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I don't think this is from the CDROM:

    Do you have the CDROM set to boot first, in the BIOS of your machine?
    Yes, it is.

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    Which issue of Linux Format was it? Occasionally the discs aren't bootable but instead include the files as .iso to be burned.

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    I think your hard drive is bad.
    Do a google search for PXE-E61: Media test failure
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