Lenovo 3000 N200 problems
k5di at zianet.com
Fri Feb 29 23:33:14 UTC 2008
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 02/29/2008 12:09 AM, squareyes wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> just acquired a Lenovo 3000 N200 very cheap, shop had lost box software
>>> etc, all I got was laptop and charger.
>>> Am trying to install Ubuntu 7.04, and gets to message
>>> Have tried to install Win XP, and loads till a message no hard drive
>> If your system doesn't work with Knoppix
>> then you generally have a real HW problem.
> managed to get Ubuntu 7.04 installed with gparted live CD, Deleted
> partitions, and made an ext2.
> I didn't get a Vista CD, now I have same problem, no CD recognized.
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:~$ cd /media/
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media$ ls
> cdrom cdrom0
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media$ cd cdrom0
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media/cdrom0$ ls
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media/cdrom0$ cd /media/
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media$ cd cdrom
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media/cdrom$ ls
> squareyes at squareyes-laptop:/media/cdrom$
> Both cdrom and cdrom0 showing, but contents of cdrom drive not showing,
> with a variety of Data, music, Video in drive. Seems strange, will
> recognize drive to install, then it disappears.
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> # /dev/sda1
> UUID=df6fbe91-1836-4676-ba11-8380956c2f37 / ext3
> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> # /dev/sda5
> UUID=ccf5409b-dc4c-496c-ac0e-ed6bff7c7e5a none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
> /dev/hdb /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
> /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
> Any ideas most appreciated, maybe it wasn't as good a deal as I
> thought:-) ($A490)
> Take Care
Let's take this one step at a time. Put a Ubuntu CD in the CD reader
and turn on the laptop.
1. Does the CD put up a good live image and work well if slow?
2. If 1.is yes the goto Applications - Terminal and open it. In the
sudo fdisk /dev/hda
Put what you see here.
3. If sudo fdisk displays an error then your hard drive is not present.
But the good live CD proves the laptop has good ram.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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