DVD drive is made by Toshiba, and i downloaded and updated the latest firmware from Lenovo.
I have installed win2000 again after several Linux unsuccesful installs. Windows is ok, and the DVD works fine.
Harddisk is too small for Linux/win system.
DVD seems to work fine when booting linux but after install starts checking hardware it keeps reporting lost interrupt errors. Install goes on but between each DVD reads there are 5 to 20 minute timeouts.
I found someone having same kind of problem, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/hdc-lost-interrupt-334532/
but no solution yet.
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