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    help? knoppixon old laptop w/ pcmcia cd

    trying to install knoppix on an old laptop (ACER Extensa 355 ) , it only has a floppy drive and a PCMCIA ( I thnk it's TI 1131 Cardbus controller ) cd-rom errors i get are :

    cannot allocate resource region 1 of device 00:0c.0

    then the welcome too knoppix line, then :
    dropping to (very limited shell) ...etc

    when i try mount it reports :

    FAT: bogus logical sector size 5120
    FAT: bogus logical sector size 5120
    Kernel Panic:VFS: unable to mount root fs on 01:01


    any ideas (other than smartass 'buy a new laptop' :op )

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    Please try

    knoppix nopcmcia ide2=0x180,0x386

    at the boot prompt. I tested it with Sony Vaio notebooks with external PCMCIA CD drive.

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    no joy :o(
    same errors, no change at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakumo
    no joy (
    same errors, no change at all
    You could try booting in "expert" mode, it will ask you what should be loaded. I guess you will be asked some linux "inside" questions too, so...
    ...Could be helpfull, could be not.

    You did press F2 to enter the cheatcodes I hope?

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