14 Nov 2006

XUbuntu vs Toshiba - Round 2

Since my previous post, I read the documentation (I should have done it in the first place ;) ) and I downloaded the alternate CD:

The alternate install CD allows you to perform certain specialist installations of Xubuntu. It provides for the following situations:
* creating pre-configured OEM systems;
* setting up automated deployments;
* upgrading from older installations without network access;
* LVM and/or RAID partitioning;
* installing GRUB to a location other than the Master Boot Record;
* installs on systems with less than about 128MB of RAM.

I used the old style, old school text installer. Like in the old days when installing a windows 3.1 under DOS :p

But it started to fail when installing some Debian packages during base system installation and didn't succeed to install GRUB for boot :(
Tried several times but same thing over and over... So I checked the CD integrity and it failed too :(
I tried the CD integrity on my regular home computer but there it went just fine :(
So My guess is that the laptop CD Rom is just somehow dead!

Current score: Xubuntu 0 - Toshiba 2


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3 comments:

Julien said...

You should better try FreeDOS 1.0 ;-)

Benjamin Francisoud said...

Wow what a project !! http://www.freedos.org/

Anonymous said...

so what is the next round ? I have a toshiba tecra 8000, which runs xp pro
I have tried heaps of other linux distros all to no avail yet I can run xp pro