I have a Toshiba Portege 7010Ct Laptop i had installed windows xp onto it.
the laptop when i got it it came with a cardbus/pcmcia cd drive.I have been trying to get a Linux Distro installed onto it since its not fully stable with windows XP.
My Main Problem is that my bios has the option for booting from cd,but when i attempt to boot it will not even allow the device to get power til windows has started.I do believe the cd drive i had got with it is the original but since the labels are all peeled off i cant look if it is.the drive says port on top of it.
please not that the driver say that the cardbus is using the Toshiba ToPIC97 Cardbus Controller Drivers.
the only thing i need help with is trying to get this to boot from the cd.i also
do have the floppy drive which came stock with it and can boot from that(not a pcmcia) any help would be appreciated.
any more information you guys need please just ask and ill supply.dont be afraid to use technical term i know computer so no need to describe anything in a noob-ish way unless you want to