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Xubuntu:Install 8.04 on PCG-Z600NE

The Sony PCG-Z600NE is a Pentium III 500MHz laptop, originally bought with Windows 98 SE. This machine's original 128MB RAM has been upgraded to 256MB.

The PCG-Z600NE would not boot from the Xubuntu 8.04 CD in the Sony PCGA-CD51/A CD-ROM, so the Smart Boot Manager boot loader from install/sbm.bin on the Xubuntu CD was copied onto a floppy disk (remember them?) using dd if=sbm.bin of=/dev/floppy bs=512 and booted to the CD from there.

Linux was hanging at because it's too old for ACPI, so I appended acpi=off using the F6 Boot prompt.

But the drivers for the PCMCIA PC Card CD-ROM were not being loaded, so I copied the contents of the CD onto a 1GB USB flash disk, booted from the CD using SBM and at the F6 Boot prompt I entered appended appended acpi=off INSTALL_MEDIA_DEV=/dev/sdb1

The install, although rather slow off the USB flash disk, went smoothly.

At the next boot I had to edit the grub configuration to add acpi=off and when the laptop booted I edited /boot/grub/menu.lst to include that option.

The laptop does not shutdown until apm is added on a new line to /etc/modules and options apm power_off=1 realmode_power_off=1 is added on a new line to /etc/modprobe.d/options



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