newbie here. trying to gain more knowledge on linux. not completely clueless about stuff. CCNA certified. anyways.
i got this old busted laptop, a toshiba 1800-S203. for some reason i always got a blank screen when choosing the installation option after booting from cd-rom (opensuse10.3 and 11). tried different options, no acpi, safe settings, edd=disable, text mode. always blank screen. the cds wont pass a medium check from this laptop but will pass on any other machine. long story short. i took out the whopping 14GB hdd and installed it in another laptop and installed openSUSE11 from there successfully. then placed the drive back into the original laptop. when i boot up this laptop i get a blank screen, so i use a boot cd with boot managing tools and boot to the linux partition and come to the openSUSE startup screen. good so far. when i choose to startup i can never get past “waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA…”
then i am thrown to “exiting to /bin/sh” prompt.
how can i get this hdd to boot on this laptop?