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 Post subject: Bootup: Looking for cdrom?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:14 pm 
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Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to linux and have been looking for a minimal distro which gets me to a dektop with the bare minimum of tools to get going and my travels have landed me here. I downloaded antiX-M7.01-base.iso and upon booting I get the message "Looking for cdrom" and endlessy lists various places it's looking but dumps me out leaving me to just reboot.

Any ideas as to how I can rememdy the situation.

Thanks
Andy

I use windows atm.


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Welcome Andy Mack to antiX.

Post your hardware specs ie RAM, CPU, hardrive size, cd drive info.
and we'll be able to help quicker.

This might help.
At the menu list, choose different options and add this line (just type, before hitting Enter)

all-generic-ide irqpoll

It could be a bad burn on the cd. You should burn at slow speed x4, DAO. You should also check the md5sum.
Have a look at Mepis if you don't know how to check it.

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See your other post.

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Whoops eeriefisher, I just deleted the other post.

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all-generic-ide irqpoll worked great thanks however it would only boot if I quickly but the disc into my external usb dvd drive which was strange.

Up and running now however I think I'm in over my head a bit lol base install it really is! never used the the command line way of working with other distros I have tried but with this it's excellent and think I have learnt more in half an hours messing around than weeks of gui work with others.

Learnt how to work with apt-get which I felt really proud of myself.

Couple of things while I'm on, I use opera rather than Iceweasel and couldn't find it in synaptic even after selecting the other repos.

Alsaconfig would not work for me, do I need to install something to work it?

I managed to get my screen setup correctly size and refresh etc but find when I open iceweasel for instance the main toolbar dominates the screen maybe the font size or something I dont know, with windows which I use mainly atm frames of windows also seem smaller, I'll try and get 2 screen shots for you to see the difference.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:51 pm 
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For opera you will need to download the .deb from the opera site. Choose from either Debian testing or unstable. I have downloaded the 9.5 version and it works well.

Install by opening filer, navigate to the folder where the deb is, left-click in that folder in a free space, choose Window>terminal here option.
In that terminal
su
root password
dpkg -i [full name of file, try ope and then hit the tab to auto-complete]

Now opera should be installed.

As user type opera in a terminal and watch it fly!

If you want to add apps to the fluxbox menu, see here:

http://antix.mepis.com/index.php/Fluxbo ... uxbox_Menu

Yes, antiX-base is really minimal! You are doing well. You'll learn a lot.

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anticapitalista wrote:
Whoops eeriefisher, I just deleted the other post.


I wondered what was going on. I couldn't find the post and then the site wouldn't let me back in again.

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 Post subject: Re: Bootup: Looking for cdrom?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:46 am 
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Andy Mack wrote:
(snip)I downloaded antiX-M7.01-base.iso and upon booting I get the message "Looking for cdrom" and endlessy lists various places it's looking but dumps me out leaving me to just reboot.
(snip).

Don't reboot. You are in the BusyBox console, anyway. Try this quirck, especially for TOSHIBA 1730CDT. From CLI (Command Line Interface) type :
Code:
# sed -e 's/DEVICES="\/dev\/hd/DEVICES="\/dev\/sd/' /linuxrc > /akuku
# chmod 755 /akuku
# . /akuku

Sorry for my English :oops:


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