View Full Version : [SOLVED] cloning 8.04 to my notebook

March 8th, 2010, 02:58 PM
I have a busted XP notebook, no CD, no boot from USB.
I have the option of booting from network, my provider wants to charge me to set up a static IP address
I'm hoping to just plug in to my working 8.04 install with a cat5 cable or through a simple workgroup switch & get the basics installed
where would I find such a procedure?

the gateway notbook hangs, part way through the restore [xp] process, I can only get to bios & restore, no dos prompt
I don't care about any of the info or having XP
I know the HDD may be bad
I'm unemployed so i don't want to spend any money if I can help it

March 8th, 2010, 06:14 PM
I guess it doesn't have a floppy drive either, correct?

March 8th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Info on parts:
cd = H-L data storage
model gca-4080n ( AGYB23 )
serial 505zj039899
HDD = Hitachi travelstar
model C25N080ATMR04-0
P/N 08k0635
ata ide 80g

the options for boot from in bios are:
HDD, FDD, network, CD
no other choiceshttp://cr4.globalspec.com/htmleditor/images/emoticons/smiley-yell.gif

When I do a xp restore I get past the point where the gateway module tells me to restart
restarts ok, gets to the point in the windows process where it either hangs on the installing keyboard, mouse drivers screen or the one after.

I don't think the bios can be upgraded, since it is unique to gateway & they think i should pay them money for support