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Re: [opensuse] remote installation
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:26:50 -0400
  • Message-id: <4CA2417A.5080805@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2010/09/28 14:57 (GMT-0400) Mark Misulich composed:

One of the laptops has no internal cd drive, and won't boot from the
external cd drive.

Maybe both are Intel-chipped (most common old laptop chipsets), and you could
do a minimal install on this laptop's HD by temporarily installing it in the
other after figuring out how to install there.

The other laptop has an internal cd drive, but won't boot from the
install dvd. I am not sure why.

The answer is in your own words. :-) If the internal drive were able to read
DVDs it would be called a DVD drive, not a CD drive. ;-)

Neither laptop has an operating system installed. Making more cd's
won't help, the laptops won't boot from them.

Unusual that an old laptop with a CD drive but lacking a floppy drive cannot
be booted from a CD. Not unusual at all that a laptop BIOS must be changed to
enable booting from the CD drive in preference to the HD, which is the more
typical way to install an OS on such laptops. Assuming the CD drive is not
broken if burning
and booting it would not work after a necessary BIOS adjustment and CD drive
cleaning I'd be surprised.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***
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