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i need help from a linux user please read

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by tabletpc, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. tabletpc

    tabletpc Guest


    here we go

    i went to my local repc here in washington and i purchased a axis digital media manager

    as seen here


    i would like to install linux on here are my problems

    1.this unit doesn't boot via cdrom you need a installation floppy are there any linux distros that install from floppy

    now another thing

    i need a easy to use linux system i liked corel linux because it have a windows type desktop that was easy to use and it auto maticly installed there gnome desktop and it worked great but had issues running applications really picky

    so here is what i need for myself as a beginner

    1.a linux distro that is easy to install by using a boot floppy

    2.a installer that installs the gnome windows looking desktop no ms-dos looking screen i hated having to type in 100dreds of commands to get it to work

    and that is about it does anyone have any ideas??
  2. janrocks

    janrocks Guest

    Interesting device. I am aware that people are installing linux on these kind of devices, but I can't begin to guess what distro will best fit the bill without a lot more information.. Types of drives, does it have the capability to run an external cd drive on usb, how much ram..keyboard, mouse etc.

    I would be tempted to try one of the small live distros that installs to, and runs from a pendrive.

    As for a floppy distro, the only one that may fit the bill is angelfire which can be found here http://www.bootdisk.com/linux.htm

    Looking at your screenshots,,bad EIP errors are very often a low memory problem.. What kernal boot disk caused that, and did you try low memory mode?

    You will probably do better looking in the forums of the live linux distros for other people who have experience of this hardware. I only use normal pc type stuff..

    [edit] not a lot of help out there..

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 2, 2007
  3. The_Fiend

    The_Fiend Guest


    Read that article and it's comments.

    It's basically a system that usually runs on customised Unix, so getting it to do anything other than what it was designed for *music management for devices like elevators and the like* will be quite a task.

    [edit]hold on, just noticed your pics came from the same log i linked to...
    is that your blog then, or did you just borrow this guy's pics and forget to check the comments on his blog entry?[/edit]
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2007
  4. janrocks

    janrocks Guest

    I don't think he has one! nice one D for exposing what is probably more BS from tablet.
    Why doesn't Ad save us all some hassle and effort and perma-ban the toad?

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