I have been trying to install Fedora for many months already
and am not giving upâ€¦ I have successfully installed Fedora 8 on many other
PCs and laptops, but this one is a real challenge to me.
It is a non-standard PC: no built-in CD-ROM, it uses a
proprietary PCMCIA model from Targus made for this model, and special drivers
are needed to run it, DOS drivers do exist, but no Linux drivers. I only use it
to re-install Windows XP as the Toshiba recovery CDs need it. I do not care for
the Tablet PC specific functions, as I use it as a standard laptop.
I also have a standard external USB 2.0 CD/DVD-RW,
however it will not boot from this â€“ but I do have an external FDD and it
will boot from this.
If I try to boot the Fedora DVD, using the PCMCIA CD-ROM it
will get started, but then Anaconda will not recognize the device, and stops Â*â€“
and no Linux drivers exists.
So I figure I could use the USB CD/DVD-ROM, as I think this
will be a valid device for Anaconda.
I need specific instructions to create floppies to get a successful
Fedora 8 installation.