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 [http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Troubleshooting_your_Live_CD] but when I get dumped into Busybox it cannot find piix module when I enter:
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Any light thrown on this would be sincerely appreciated - gr8 dist BTW