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Hi there,

 

I'm trying to install bodhi 4.1.0 legacy in a Toshiba Satelite w/ intel III from the cd.

I get an error

 

"Failed to load ldlinux.c32".

 

 

Any idea why this would happen? Any way to fix/install other version?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

JCastro

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Hi, Hello, welcome to the forums.

 

1. About how old is your PC?

2. Does your PC boot in UEFI or Legacy mode?

3. And as DOOMguy mentioned, how are you creating the media?

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Hi thanks both for your replies.

 

I burnt the iso on cd. Puppy Linux installs fine from CD, but prefer bodhi.

 

Got that right no option to boot from USB, just floppy disk USB. Yes it is that old, dunno how many years exactly.

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Given the lack of USB boot, I would imagine your system is too old for UEFI. There are two possibilities that I can imagine. Your bodhi ISO file is somewhat corrupt. You can check the MD5sum to see if you downloaded all the bits/bytes correctly from the source. The other is as has been mentioned a bad burn of the ISO.

For fun, you can always grab https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/download.htmland boot from a USB after that has started.

How to check the MD5 of your ISO https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

As you are a newb, you may not realize that a number of issues may be able to be researched by instead of using bodhi to search you look for ubuntu. Bodhi is an Ubuntu derivative.

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In a terminal, try using this method to burn your CD (you might have to use 'sudo' to get it to work)

xorrecord dev=/dev/sr0 speed=12 fs=8m blank=as_needed -eject padsize=300k bodhi-4.1.0-legacy.iso

You will have to be in the directory where your bodhi ISO currently exists.

See if this method works.

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Leave the floppy drive connected, and it will be the perfect or "classic" PC setup, in the old days: the PC would boot from the floppy disk. Then, as with most BIOSes of that era, it will attempt to boot from CD. When the boot process is 0 out of 2 tries, then it will boot from the HDD.

 

This is where PLOP comes in, if you followed those links given by birdmun, above. It loads USB drivers so you can boot off the USB. Or say you did not have time to burn an ISO onto a USB stick; this is where a linux live CD can be used. I won't spoil the fun by telling you what happens. That laptop may be old, but it's not a relic.

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