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Toshiba CD-ROM and Linux

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I want to install Linux on a Toshiba notebook (Satellite 220CS). The notebook has a 4x CDROM and PCMCIA with a XIRCOM Ethernet card.
I am mainly concerned about the CDROM. Which bootkernel supports this CD-ROM? I have tried the aztech.i and sbpcd.i from the 3.2 Slackware: No success.
Does anybody know a bootkernel that supports this CD-ROM and the XIRCOM Ethernet IIPs?
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I run a Toshiba Tecra 500CS, so the models are probably a little
different, but I know several people who are using your model
just fine.  Check out the link below (the 200CS is not mentioned
specifically, but the information on the 110/115CS looks like
it applies to you).  This page rocks!

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/linux-laptop/#specific_models
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Thank you, this brought me at least a bit closer. Almost all of the users that have submitted setup pages for the Sattelites don't mention CD-ROM's. One user used Red Hat and the select bay CDROM he referred to sounds like my CDROM situation here. However, I don't have Red Hat and before I run out and buy another distribution I'd rather like to know how I get the Slackware running on my laptop.
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You don't need to buy RedHat.  On my laptop I popped in the
RH boot disks (it was just before 5.0), gave it an IP address
(it probed my ethernet card), and FTP installed off a mirror
close by.  No hassles.

But I understand, thats not a fix for your problem - I'll see
what I can find on getting those things working in the slack
install (been years since I ran slack...)
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Well, lets put it this way, if I have a halfway reasonable garantee that the RH will boot on the the Toshiba CDROM, I'll get it.
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The CD in the sattelite is a standard IDE/ATAPI CD. use any IDE/ATPI boot disk, then after install, recompile the kernel to include the Xircom adapter.
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Thank you, this was all I wanted to know.
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