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I have been trying to install Peppermint 3 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) onto an old Toughbook CF-28, 30 Gb, 800Mhz, 256Mb Ram, which has no optical drive nor USB boot option.
After scouring the Web, the general opinion seemed to be to, burn a CD, install the OS onto the HD, whilst it is installed in another machine (with CD/DVD), then plug it back into the desired machine, and off you go...
I didn't think that was possible but my choices are very limited so I gave it a go...
Needless to say that didn't work.
Although it installed seamlessly using an old Compaq Evo notebook, all I get when I then install the HD back into the CF-28 is a black screen with a small, flashing/blinking white line in the upper left of the screen.
I can enter bios no probs and the boot order is HD, CD, Floppy.
Does anyone have any idea as to what could be the problem?
I am living in South America and do not have the money to buy a new laptop, nor can I find a CD caddy here and desperately need this laptop for my work.
Any help would be great...