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kimhav

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eCS v2.0 RC5 on Dell Inspiron 8600
« on: 2008.11.16, 13:53:33 »
Found a little annoying when installing RC5 onto a Dell Inspiron 8600; I usually diversify the installations files and puts applications onto drive D: and when doing this the installations never gets through the point to install network dial-up tools. If I use the standard installation path which is drive C: then it installs as it should; but changing the installation path to drive D: the installation won't get pass above point.

Any one have this same little weird error?
« Last Edit: 2008.11.16, 13:56:36 by kimhav »

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Re: eCS v2.0 RC5 on Dell Inspiron 8600
« Reply #1 on: 2008.11.29, 12:07:37 »
Well, quick update; if I let the RC5 install everything on C: then the installation works fine. Current issues is that Intel wifi won't work and no audio either; so need to look into this. Haven't tried the broadcom integrated wired nic yet, but will check this also to see if it works or not.

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Re: eCS v2.0 RC5 on Dell Inspiron 8600
« Reply #2 on: 2008.11.30, 17:42:29 »
Hi Kim

Sorry, no real idea why RC5 will not complete the install if you select D: for "PROGRAMS"...

My only thought so far is that maybe D: needs a chkdsk? -  In the event of a system crash file systems can be left "marked" as "clean" when they are actually "dirty" and, as a result, do not get chkdsk'd at boot. You can force a chkdsk at the next boot by changing the AUTOCHECK values in config.sys eg

Standard line: IFS=H:\OS2\JFS.IFS /LW:5,20,4 /AUTOCHECK:*

Force chdsk line: IFS=H:\OS2\JFS.IFS /LW:5,20,4 /AUTOCHECK:+H+I+J+K+L


No idea on why the Intel wifi does not work - except to suggest that either the wrong driver is in use or it is misconfigured.

I think you need to use PCI.EXE to identify nic details - vendor id, device id - and then check the driver in use supports that nic.

Audio: Does that laptop use HDA or AC'97? - and which version of uniaud did you install?

Regards

Pete