billy ball wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 01:30:59 -0400, Glitch wrote:
> >I installed over ethernet using NFS with one of my desktop computers

as
> >an NFS server running linux as well. This worked flawlessly unlike
> >trying to get Windows to act like an NFS server. That was a waste of
> >time. I was able to mount the cdrom for the installation instantly
> >using linux as the nfs server...never did get it to mount with

windows
> >being the nfs server.
> >
> >I just had to havea boot floppy with the eepro module on it in order

to
> >get the ethernet card going.

>
> i have a number of Sony 505s... the methods of install i use are:
>
> 1) from a Windows hard drive partition
> 2) from an existing Linux partition
> 3) via FTP
> 4) via HTTP
> 5) using an Adaptec 1260D and external Yamaha SCSI CD-ROM (works

great!)
>
> >
> >
> >
> >ericr@yankthechain.com wrote:
> >>
> >> Okay, here's the problem. I'm trying to install SuSE Linux on my

Sony
> >> Vaio. The bios is set to boot the CD-ROM first, but it won't; I

assume
> >> because it's a 3rd party CD-ROM. So I can't boot off the CD.
> >>
> >> I've tried using the boot floppies, and it'll boot off the floppy,

but
> >> then, once the Linux on the floppy is loaded, it won't recognize

the
> >> floppy (because it's a USB floppy drive??) so it can't read the

modules
> >> disk, which means it can't load the PCMCIA module, or the CDROM

module
> >> for that matter, so no help there.
> >>
> >> I've tried going into Windows and using the "setup" program on the

CD-
> >> ROM, but it won't recognize it's own CD-ROM drive either once it

boots
> >> up the Linux installer.
> >>
> >> What am I to do?
> >>
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