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#1 2006-09-07 20:45:44

mdv
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From: Poland
Registered: 2005-04-09
Posts: 145

archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

Hi,
I just got toshiba portege 2000 from my employer with windows xp on it. I would really like to install my favourite system (archlinux) on it, but I have no idea how. The ways I excluded are:
1: CD instalation. The only cd-rom I have is on pcmcia, and I does not work on boon.
2: USB stick install. Portege 2000 wont boot from usb.

Do you have any ideas that could help me. I really like the hardware but I will give it to another employee if it doesn't run linux.

Thanks in advance,
mdv

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#2 2006-09-08 01:42:57

Snowman
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-08-20
Posts: 5,212

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

Does it have a floppy drive? If yes, you could do a floppy install.

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#3 2006-09-11 15:46:06

mdv
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From: Poland
Registered: 2005-04-09
Posts: 145

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

No. It does not. I could attach a floppy disk drive on PCMCIA, but I think it would be the same as CD on PCMCIA.

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#4 2006-09-11 15:57:46

chrismortimore
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From: Edinburgh, UK
Registered: 2006-07-15
Posts: 655

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

Do you have a desktop computer you can take apart?  You can get adapters pretty cheaply to let you plug laptop drives into your desktop IDE controller.  So unplug all the desktops hard drives, and put the laptop drive as hda, and install as normal wink


Desktop: AMD Athlon64 3800+ Venice Core, 2GB PC3200, 2x160GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10, 2x320GB WD Caviar RE, Nvidia 6600GT 256MB
Laptop: Intel Pentium M, 512MB PC2700, 60GB IBM TravelStar, Nvidia 5200Go 64MB

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#5 2006-09-11 16:21:27

nicholai
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Registered: 2005-04-26
Posts: 51

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

PXE install? Does it boot of the network?

Or resize the windows partition, install grub (in windows) and boot of a partition with the install files?


Desktop :Athlon64       2.2 GHz
Laptop   :Toshiba R100    1GHz

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#6 2006-09-11 19:51:50

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,239

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

This might help : Install GNU/Linux without any CD, floppy, USB-key, nor any other removable media



Edit : forgot to add the title of the web page


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#7 2006-09-11 20:07:29

phrakture
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From: behind you
Registered: 2003-10-29
Posts: 7,879
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Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

Xentac managed to do this I think, on a floppy/cd -less vaio.... Xentac?

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#8 2006-09-11 20:13:36

mdv
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From: Poland
Registered: 2005-04-09
Posts: 145

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

Yes it does boot on network but I cannot find any manual on pxe install with archlinux.

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#9 2006-09-12 12:53:26

mdv
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From: Poland
Registered: 2005-04-09
Posts: 145

Re: archlinux on toshiba portege p2000 (2000)

I think I found a distro that runs from pxe and has archlinux installer (minimax). Maybe I will write a wiki page when I succed.

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