Re: FC2 on IBM X20

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On or about 2004-09-17 12:16, Derek Rupe whipped out a trusty #2 pencil and scribbled:

I have an IBM X20 and I am trying to setup FC2 on it.

I am pretty new to Linux, but I can manage most things if there is a HOWTO.

The problem I have is this; the X20 doesnt have any drives, so I took the HDD and put it into my desktop, and installed from there.

Well the xorg.conf is now setup for the desktop, and doesnt boot.

I get an error that says no screen found.

I finially figured out how to get emacs started to take a look at the file, and I can see its setup for my desktop, but I dont know how to fix it. Also I managed to run a command to get the screen issue fixed, but then it said it couldnt find a pointer device. And now the screen problems back.

The only thing I can think of doing at the moment, is finding a USB CD-ROM and seeing if I can boot from that and just reinstall.

Any help would be appreciated.


It took a few moments, but I presume what you meant to say was that the X20 doesn't have any *CD* drive, so you took its HD to your desktop, etc.

There are several ways to do this, for instance, see:
although you'll need a lot more detail than that.

Is your desktop PC running Linux? that would make it a lot easier. If not you could build a bootable rescue CD (like Knoppix) and boot it OR just boot the first FC2 CD in 'rescue' mode, with the HD mounted as the slave HD in your desktop.

OR, you could just put the HD into your desktop as before, do a completely new installation, but this time install only a "minimal" system, or at least a workstation without installing X. This will allow you to take the HD back to the X20 and at least boot up in a solid system that will allow you to do some other things, like installing over the network from your desktop, for instance.

Google a bit for "linux iso install network" . Or perhaps someone else here has a how-to all ready to go that fits this.

Fritz Whittington
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes ...
That way when you do criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes!

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