i aquired an old sony laptop from a friend and due to its limited specs i wanted to put DSL on it. it was designed for Win98, but doesnt handle it very well. it has a celeron processor (don't know the speed) and 128 MB of RAM. it does NOT have a built in CD or floppy drives. it only has 1 USB port. It does have a external cd drive that hooks up through the PC card slot. the bios does not support booting form USB, so I burned the DSL iso to a CD, and put it in the CD drive. It starts booting, and recognizes some devices, but when it tries to mount the filesystem, it says that it cannot find the knoppix filesystem and tosses me to a "very limited" shell. i was thinking that this was because it doesn't do well trying to read from the pcmcia in the limited bootup environment (linux being SO well with pc card slots). what can i do?
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2/16/06 at 4:11pm