I have been using PCLOS for the last couple years, but recently, my Toshiba Portege R100 is not happy with it.
I want to try Suse on this notebook, but there is a snag!
This is a “sub” notebook and does not support CD boot. (Nope, not at all, unless I want to pay a ridiculous price for a special Toshiba 16 bit pcmcia cable)
I have been playing with “LiveCD” versions of PCLOS by installing (extracting the cd .iso file) to a small partition on my HDD and creating a specialized boot menu in grub’s menu.lst as follows:
kernel (hd0,6)/isolinux/vmlinuz bootfrom=/dev/hda7 noscsi vga=788
This works for PCLOS versions (Minime/Sam) but I haven’t got it working for anything else (Sidux/mandriva/suse).
I know for suse I need to put the proper path to the kernel and initrd files (linux and initrd for suse), but the computer hangs after saying it can’t find the cd drive and reboots after 120 seconds.
Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
Dulwithe, The Dark Shadow!