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This page intended for troubleshooting linux installation on TOSHIBA SATELLITE L505D (GS6000).
1. Debian linux can't recognize cd-rom dirve to copy installation files. When i tryed to install it from usb-stick
it shows error something like “cant set keyboard encoding (unicode)…”.
2. Kubuntu - the same thing
While I never tried Debian on a L505 laptop I did find that you could install Ubuntu 10.04 with acpi=off.
Then you need to compile a kernel or find one of the 2.6.35-rc kernels from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/
these seem to give some boot errors but still seem to work ok.
The best solution seems to be wait for the release of Ubuntu 10.10 it should support these laptops.