LMDE installation on a Notebook - problems

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LMDE installation on a Notebook - problems

Postby DougB on Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:11 am

I'm trying to install LMDE on a Samsung Notebook - no CD/DVD-drive, no USB boot. The only way of installation is via network.
My PC has a functioning PXE installer with a tftpboot partition and DHCP server configured to serve to the notebook's MAC address.
I've downloaded the 201204 32-bit DVD/USB hybrid ISO to my PC, copied it to the tftpboot partition and set up links to the isolinux folder, etc.

When I link the two machines and power up the notebook the PXE connection starts but then fails with the message:
"Failed to locate CD-ROM device"

I've tried modifying 201204's isolinux.cfg from:
"label live
menu label Start Linux Mint
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append boot=live config initrd=/casper/initrd.lz live-media-path=/casper quiet splash --"

by adding "file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed" to the append line:

"label live
menu label Start Linux Mint
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append boot=live config initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed live-media-path=/casper quiet splash --"

But that makes no difference.

How do I get the DVD/USB ISO recognised?
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Re: LMDE installation on a Notebook - problems

Postby RodMyers on Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:18 am

does it offer the ability to boot off of any external device?

you just mention a usb drive. what about an external cd/dvd?
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Re: LMDE installation on a Notebook - problems

Postby DougB on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:19 am

No, more's the pity, only the HD or network.
I can only attach an external CD/DVD or HD through USB and the notebook BIOS doesn't recognise anything attached through USB on power up.
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Re: LMDE installation on a Notebook - problems

Postby BB88 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:59 am

What Samsung Netbook are you using?
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Re: LMDE installation on a Notebook - problems

Postby DougB on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:58 am

Samsung Notebook X120
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