View Full Version : need help with Thinkpad 240x

04-21-2003, 03:47 AM
Thinkpad 240x. It has a CD drive, but it is external and connects to the computer via a PCMCIA card. It is a Toshiba XM-1902B. It is not listed as a boot device in the BIOS.

I made a boot disk using boot.img provided in the KNOPPIX difectory. My Thinkpad 240x thankfully boots up the floppy without problems, however when it fails to detect the CDROM drive and gives me this message:

Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit.

My next thought is to copy the entire *.iso onto one of my ext2 partitions and then mount the *.iso through loopback ie.

knoppix# mount -o loop /mnt/win/KNOPPIX.iso /mnt/kpxor

knoppix# mount -t iso9660 /mnt/win/KNOPPIX.iso /mnt/kpx

Does anyone think this will work? how can I `boot` to KNOPPIX after I get the *.iso mounted? I am using KNOPPIX version 3.2 from 4-15-2003

04-21-2003, 05:34 AM
Try the HD Based How-To (http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/HdBasedHowTo) it has the information you require.

04-21-2003, 06:53 AM
I'm wondering if this would work http://btmgr.gnuchina.org/

I've been told that it will allow Knoppix to work on boxes that won't normallly boot from a CD.

I don't know how it will work with regard to your PCMCIA setup.

04-21-2003, 07:17 AM
I have tried btmgr, and it doesn't work :( it doesn't detect PCMCIA driver properly!

On a happier note I followed the previous port instructions on howto install from a hard drive! worked like a charm, hopefully now I can get gentoo up and running!


A. Jorge Garcia
04-21-2003, 01:59 PM
What I did was copy the KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX file off the burned CD to hda1 and then used the boot-en.img rawritten floppy. This boot floppy will look for the huge KNOPPIX file on all your partitions.

Good Luck,