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SCENARIO: - This model of Vaio uses a CD drive attached via a PCI card --- some proprietary Sony technology is used to interface with a 6.5 Gb Toshiba ATA ...
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- 04-01-2011 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
- Victor NY
Lubuntu Installation problems on Sony Vaio PCG-N505VE
- This model of Vaio uses a CD drive attached via a PCI card --- some proprietary Sony technology is used to interface with a 6.5 Gb Toshiba ATA Hard Drive
- The only BIOS boot choices are CD, Floppy, and Hard Drive, currently prioritized in that order (Note: no USB boot possible)
- Wireless or wired network connections can only be made via PCI cards
- Installed RAM is 128 Mb, the maximum for this machine
- The Floppy on this machine is attached via the USB interface, so it is an either/or with a USB stick since there is only a single USB port available.
- Xubuntu 10.04 is currently installed on the system, and fully functional
- My goal is to install dual boot Xubuntu and Lubuntu for comparison purposes
- With the Lubuntu Live CD disc installed in the CD drive, I boot the system
- The Lubuntu language screen comes up; I select English, and hit Enter
- The Ubuntu 10.10 screen comes up, complete with four progress dots (. . . .)
- The computer's Disk Busy light blinks intermittently for a minute or two and then the following msgs appear:
BusyBox V1.15.3 (Ubuntu 188.8.131.52-lubuntu 5 .......
(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.
- The non-standard PCI-connected Hard Drive is confusing the Lubuntu install process, causing it to look for a live file system on the hard drive rather than on the CD