[ltp] Installing SuSE 8.2 on TP 240

Ted Wiseman linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 09 Nov 2003 10:24:58 -0700

Charles E Taylor IV wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:03:21 -0700
> Ted Wiseman <linux@mail.sus2.net> wrote:
>>I'm still looking for help to resolve a problem installing SuSE 8.2 on a
>>Thinkpad 240 (300MHz Celeron / 192MB RAM) using a PCMCIA CDROM 
>>(Panasonic KXL-D740).
> If you're having problems getting the PCMCIA drive recognized by the
> installer, you might want to see if you can borrow a USB CDROM drive
> instead.

Thanks for recommendation of a USB CDROM install. Sorry for the long 
delay in getting around to trying it, but I'm glad to report that it worked.

> I've had no problems installing Red Hat 8 and 9 from a USB CDRW drive. 
> It's not the fastest thing in the world, but it works reliably!
> (Am I correct in assuming that SuSE's install floppies come with support
> for USB storage devices?)

Yes.  The Plextor USB CD-ROM I used was activated during the Linux boot.