This is a discussion on Re: Linux on Sony Vaio 505 - Portable ; 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 > ...
billy ball wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 01:30:59 -0400, Glitch
> >I installed over ethernet using NFS with one of my desktop computers
> >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
> >being the nfs server.
> >I just had to havea boot floppy with the eepro module on it in order
> >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
> >email@example.com wrote:
> >> Okay, here's the problem. I'm trying to install SuSE Linux on my
> >> Vaio. The bios is set to boot the CD-ROM first, but it won't; I
> >> 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,
> >> then, once the Linux on the floppy is loaded, it won't recognize
> >> floppy (because it's a USB floppy drive??) so it can't read the
> >> disk, which means it can't load the PCMCIA module, or the CDROM
> >> for that matter, so no help there.
> >> I've tried going into Windows and using the "setup" program on the
> >> ROM, but it won't recognize it's own CD-ROM drive either once it
> >> up the Linux installer.
> >> What am I to do?
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