Hello Gods of Vector Linux!
I've been trying to install 5.9 standard on 2 different old laptops. The first, IBM Thinkpad 390 works great! Just no sound, but I've read that the card doesn't like much except M$.
Now I'm trying the exact same 4Gb Toshiba HDD in the Satellite 2100CDS. CD-Rom boots, I hit enter, and I'm greeted with the following....
Excuse me, I cannot find any hard disk for installation.
Maybe you are using a new technology my author didn't have.
Sorry, but I'm outta here.
Now, before I posted, I tried the following....
I changed the bios from IDE enhanced to Ide normal, I added the line "linux ide=nodma" to the boot prompt with both bios settings. Then I installed bios updates from Toshiba (kudos for straightforward update process btw) and repeated all of the different boot settings. The result was the same. Now, the Toshiba web site doesn't specify the chipset of the IDE controller so I don't have that info. Bus as I stated earlier, this drive is identical to one I've already used on the IBM. If I can just get past this "hump" I believe I might have another usable laptop! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.