Linked by Adam S on Mon 13th Dec 2004 05:37 UTC
Linux There's always a lot of excitement when a major Linux distribution has a new release - there's the clamour for the release notes and changelog, as well as the insatiable urge for screenshots and the search for the torrent for the ISOs. The release of Xandros Desktop 3.0 last week was no exception, with OS fanatics everywhere curious just what was in store. Read on for details.
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by AdamW on Mon 13th Dec 2004 23:08 UTC

Is your CD drive integrated into the laptop or is it an external one? I have the same issue installing *any* Linux on my laptop because it uses an external PCMCIA CD drive. There's a valid technical reason; you have to switch drive access methods during the install of an operating system. Booting from a drive, the drive is handled by the BIOS. Then the install procedure loads a proper kernel and that attempts to find the drive itself. This is where the drive gets lost. On my laptop I can pass certain parameters to the kernel that tell it where to find the drive, and then installation will proceed; I expect there may be a similar fix for yours, if you're in the same situation. (I hope the Xandros installer has a method for passing arbitrary options to the boot kernel...)