Bug#52073: Problem installing the Operating System Kernel and Modules
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"Darryl Röthering" <email@example.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/>