Old Laptop Install

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Old Laptop Install

Postby keithclark » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:04 pm

I have an old Toshiba A10 laptop and the CD ROM drive is not longer working. It currently has PCLOS installed but the latest update is a mess and I want to replace it with Mint. It does not allow booting to a USB drive though so I'm not quite sure how to go about this.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Keith

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Re: Old Laptop Install

Postby keithclark » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:23 pm

I had a suggestion from an irc message that unetbootin would work. It did not. It downloaded the new o/s, modified my GRUB and then I rebooted.

It gave the following:

root (hd14,19)
Error 12:Invalid Device Requested.

I have no idea how to troubleshoot that error.

Keith


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