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Bug#52073: Problem installing the Operating System Kernel and Modules

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"Darryl Röthering" <drothering@hotmail.com> writes:

> DJR: What don't you understand? Yes, I am booting off the floppies. But the 
> installation program is loaded up into RAM and doesn't require the rescue 
> floppy to run after booting up. This appears to be true for the initial 
> steps such as setting the keyboard, selecting color/monochrome, partitioning 
> a hard drive, initializing a partition, creating a swap partition, and 
> mounting the root filesystem. But when you pick the option to Install O.S. 
> Kernel and Modules, it requests that you re-insert the rescue floppy. When I 
> stated above that I get the file system initialized and mounted to /, I mean 
> that it is performing this correctly on the hard drive. But then, when I 
> attempt to perform the next step, dbootstrap appears to need to mount the 
> floppy drive in order to start loading the kernel image to the root 
> filesystem. This is where it all fails.

Ah.. this is generally a sign of an inverted DCL on the floppy drive.
Have you tried the boot arg of 'floppy=thinkpad' ?

Thanks for all the detail btw -- sorry I didn't think of this earlier.
Let me know if this solution doesn't work for you.

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

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