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Bug#45507: iso-8859-1?q?=B4loading?= root.bin...boot failed´ on compaq contura 420c

Arne Hueggenberg <zalaster@nef.wh.uni-dortmund.de> writes:

> no matter wich of the images (resc,resc-safe,resc-tekra,resc-tekra-safe,lowmem)
> the boot process always fails with loading root.bin...boot failed
> i tried mem=8m, floppy=thinkpad boot options to no avail, using to floppy
> parameter didnt help either
> i also tested the suse6.1 and 6.2 floppies, and they both work
> i then went and copied the kernel and ldlinux.sys, and syslinux.conf from the
> suse floppies to the debian floppies, changing the syslinux.conf file to point
> to root.bin but again i got an boot failed

These sorts of problems are very frustrating.  I wonder if anyone here
knows what could cause that sort of thing.  I assume the BIOS is what
is reading root.bin ?  Or is it Linux itself?  Could this problem
indicate a bad floppy?  BIOS limits?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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