Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> a écrit:
> > Any ideas, suggestions &c. most welcome!
> I'm no expert, but if I were in that position,
> I would start by trying a Knoppix CD.
> If that works you could re-install grub.
The problem is that now *_NO_* bootable CD will
work in this laptop. I have a few Windows ones, as
well as Linux and BSD but none of them will
boot - it just boots straight to the now defective
version of Windows that I have.
Is there any way to repair this - get a new CD drive?
It's an IBM ThinkPad - but not new.
> If Knoppix doesn't work, I'd next try booting
> from a memory stick.
That won't work either - there's only one USB port,
and no matter what I put onto it, the machine will
not boot from anything on that port, be it floppy,
CD or KEY.
> If that didn't work, I'd take out the hard disk
> and get a converter to mount it in a desk top.
> Also at that stage I'd try borrowing someone else's
> old hard driver.
> (There must be lots around.)
This is what I'm wondering about. Can I repair/replace
the non working CD drive? What are the issues.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
> Timothy Murphy
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