Re: Unidentified subject!
Return of the A20 Gateing problem ?
On 18 Aug 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> OBERLER@de.ibm.com writes:
> > When I boot my IBM Thinkpad 770 from the 1st Debian CD-ROM, I get the
> > welcome screen and the BOOT prompt.
> > There is press <Enter> and see 'Loading root.bin ...........' and 'Loading
> > linux ....................'.
> > Then the screen blanks and the machine reboots.
> > I've crawled through old bug-reports and found similar problems with other
> > laptops, which are claimed to be solved.
> > However, neither the 'floppy=thinkpad' nor booting from floppy (which I
> > created from the CD-ROM with RAWRITE) with the RESC1440.bin,
> > RESC1440-safe.bin, nor with the two tecra images nor with the small memory
> > images work.
> Ewwwww.... Have you tried twiddling with the APM setting in the BIOS?
> > On an IBM Thinkpad 770E, the same happened, except, that the screen does
> > not blank and there is no re-boot. However, the system
> > hangs totally and power-off is necessary.
> > What should I do? I want Debian on my laptop.
> Well, if the BIOS setting frobbing doesn't get you anywhere, and you
> have another linux box, you could just replace the kernel on the
> rescue image with a known working one. Often if you just compile a
> kernel exactly tuned to your hardware it will work properly.
> It's probably that the probing for some device is hanging your box...
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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