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Boot problems with Live CD

Postby dholl2000 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:51 pm

OK here is my sit-rep;

have an old IBM netvista desktop workstation - P3-1.0GHz, 256MB RAM, partitions: /dev/hda1 = WinXP; /dev/hda2 = ext3 fs; /dev/hda3 = swap (400MB)

The CD I have burned is valid and used to install on a laptop I have.
The IBM netvista CD-drive is, well, poor at best. I get alot of I/O ERROR buffer errors on some distros, Ubuntu 6.10 (or greater), 6.06 (or lower) install OK. PCLinuxOS - same I/O ERROR problem with CD drive.

Slackware 12 and deriv's work fine (zenwalk, vector), but god damn it I really want Linux Mint 4 on this workstation.

I have googled about and I see the ubuntu alternative ISO's can be installed from a hard drive - but not Live CD's.

Is it possible to install a Live CD from a hard drive if you have CD drive prob's like above?

Also, I have tried the wiki [] but when I get dumped into Busybox it cannot find piix module when I enter:

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modprobe piix

Any light thrown on this would be sincerely appreciated - gr8 dist BTW

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Re: Boot problems with Live CD

Postby Husse » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:29 am

It is possible to boot from a hard disk, but really difficult and there is at least on description of it somewhere in this forum
But it's relatively easy to use a pendrive instead of a CD link below
A busybox is not really of much use, you should have a normal CLI to be able to do anything of significance. Unfortunately sometimes the only thing you get is a busybox
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