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Very old laptop - need some help :)
02-10-2012, 12:46 AM
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RE: Very old laptop - need some help :)
a)In the second case a very controlled pressure on the button can move the head in the right direction and the floppy could start reading better. But the button needs to stay under a constant pressure until the data are successfuly read.

I tried it several times and didnt manage to do anything at all so I will go to the one try solution Smile

b)Please, provide me with output of the following command:
ls /dev/fd*

and I get this back
/dev/fd0 /dev/fd0u1600 /dev/fd0u1760 /dev/fd0u720
/dev/fd0u1049 /dev/fd0u1680 /dev/fd0u1840 /dev/fd0u800
/dev/fd0u1120 /dev/fd0u1722 /dev/fd0u1920 /dev/fd0u820
/dev/fd0u1440 /dev/fd0u1743 /dev/fd0u360 /dev/fd0u830

/dev/fd:
0 1 2 3
[root@deli ~]#_

c)Question .... do You have a working network connection under the DeLi 0.7.2 ?

not yet I need to setup my pcmcia wireless card and then search for network but I dont know how to do it yet Smile

d)Question2 ..... how much free space do You have on the rootfs ?

let me see Smile
size = 902M ( I use 128 for swap ), used = 389M, free = 467M

e)Question3 ..... Are you sure Your laptop isn't able to boot from the CD ?

positive its a bull**** that compaq had on most laptops ( softboot-rompaq ) but I never had this disk to set it up to have this option ( boot from cd ) but I tried to d/load it and install (failed again) I made a boot disk and fail , last try I made 2 boot disks from my pc under windows that are readeble but still fail to boot the laptop from disk ( maybe dying floppy ) so I will go on for the last shot [( god help us Smile]
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RE: Very old laptop - need some help :) - euronet - 02-10-2012 12:46 AM

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