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yellowtrolley
10-27-2003, 08:40 PM
I am new on linux. Trying to run knoppix 3.2 and 3.3 on my inspiron 5150 I find the same problem.

Also tried with linuxin and failed.

With debian the install program can't find the files rescue.bin and drivers.tgz on the cd1


Worth asking to Dell support?

drdream
10-27-2003, 10:52 PM
I am new on linux. Trying to run knoppix 3.2 and 3.3 on my inspiron 5150 I find the same problem.

Also tried with linuxin and failed.

With debian the install program can't find the files rescue.bin and drivers.tgz on the cd1


Worth asking to Dell support?

man, at the prompt, try typing this command:
knoppix no apic

and see what happends

rickenbacherus
10-28-2003, 12:34 AM
I am new on linux. Trying to run knoppix 3.2 and 3.3 on my inspiron 5150 I find the same problem.

Also tried with linuxin and failed.

I don't follow. You can boot Knoppix but the install fails?


With debian the install program can't find the files rescue.bin and drivers.tgz on the cd1

When you say 'with Debian' do you ,mean you are trying to install Debian from cd or are you still trying to install Knoppix?



Worth asking to Dell support?

Hmm- I highly doubt that the idiots (er um technicians) at Dell know or even care at all about Linux but it won't cost anything to find out.

macguyvok
11-06-2003, 05:34 AM
Hmm- I highly doubt that the idiots (er um technicians) at Dell know or even care at all about Linux but it won't cost anything to find out.

Linux User: "Yeah, I'm having a problem with Linux."
Dell: "With what?"
Linux User: "Linux... you know.. the big competitor to microsoft?"
Dell: "Oh, sorry. We don't support anything but windows." <click>

Happend to my friend, not 2 days ago.