View Full Version : HDD install on old laptop with no cdrom

06-21-2003, 09:15 PM
I have an older Sharp Actius slimline laptop with a 20 gig hd and no cdrom, I've created the boot floppy, and have the knoppix image sitting in c:/knoppix . The laptop is currently running Winxp (argh) and the hd is formatted as 1 big ntfs drive.

Can the boot floppy read ntfs? I get a kernel panic when trying to load up.
Or is there a particular boot string to aim


06-22-2003, 04:21 AM
Ok, I figured out an easy way of doing this (and you guys are all thinking ' bout damned time.. nub '


I booted another pc with the knoppix cd, setup terminal services and dhcp etc on the main pc, plugged in the laptop with a crossover cable..

grabbed a rom from www.rom-o-matic.net for my realtek 8139 card that is in the laptop booted into knoppix from the remotely mounted cd, dropped into a shell and ran the knx-hdinstall (!)

here I am online typing away.. kde's all nicely configured just the way I want it ;)


Now i'm just trying to get some sound working, this is the output from lspci -v

00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive (rev 02)
Subsystem: Sharp Corporation: unknown device 1004
Flags: medium devsel
I/O ports at fc40 [disabled] [size=64]
I/O ports at fca0 [disabled] [size=16]
I/O ports at fcb0 [disabled] [size=16]
I/O ports at fce8 [disabled] [size=4]
I/O ports at fcec [disabled] [size=4]
Capabilities: [c0] Pwer Management version 1

Any ideas what to install ?

06-22-2003, 05:30 AM
You might find this page (http://www.linux.it/~giometti/stuff/presario/presario.html#SEC9) interesting google search (http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=ESS%20Technology%20ES1969%20Solo-1%20Audiodrive%20debian%20linux&btnG=Google+Search) that lead to the page.