I've just ploughed through the entirety of misc,hardware and setup, to no
avail; I installed Linux from the sbpcd boot disk (as I have a Panasonic
CD-ROM drive* off a SoundBlaster-compat. card), and the CD-ROM drive
chugged away happily to give me the OS. However, my concerns about the size of
everything I was prompted to install made me decide NOT to install the linux
Now, when I boot up the CD drive cannot be mounted because of 'wrong fs, blah
blah, or other error'. I interrogated sbpcd.h (I *did* install the includes)
and the setup was incorrect. Because I can't mount the CD drive I can't get
the source off the CD - re-booting off the boot disk (sbpcd) and trying a
reinstall from the CD using setup gives a warning that the CD drive can't be
Should I delete the linux partition and start from scratch again? I do really
need to access the CD drive, and I realise now that it is kind of useful to
have the OS source.
Apart from that, it's great having a proper OS on my PC at last!