Bug#57770: marked as done ([slink] Installation problems.)
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From: "Johan Torssell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Installation problems.
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 01:07:03 +0100
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model: GIGA-BYTE GA-386PS (25MHz Page/Interleave 80386DX)
memory: 4MB (4x1MB 70ns SIMM module DRAM)
scsi: Always IN2000 (200MB Maxtor on SCSI bus)
network card: DLink DE-220PCT
floppy: 5,25" 1,2MB
ide: 40MB Primpary HD running DOS 5
video: Tseng Labs ET4000
I am trying to make use of an old PC that have been collecting dust for many
The PC in question has been running Linux before in 1992-93 I beleave it was
no I dont have a valid backup left.
I am using the following boot and root images:
>From reading the manual I understand that after booting from the rescue disk
and when prompted
insert the root disk I should be presented with a menu where I can use fdisk
to create a swap and
temporary root partition. The booting goes fine, no errors as far as I can
se, but after the root disk
is loaded nothing happens.
The three last output is a lines is stating something like:
VFS: Insert root disk and press ENTER.
RAMDISK: root image at block 0.
VFS: has mounted the ramdisk.
After that nothing happens no menu or prompt is presented altough the system
seems to be alive.
No matter what key I press nothing happens besides that they are echoed to
the screen. Lastly if
I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete some line is outputed that says that something like
buffers are flushed, hard
as it disapears imedeatly.
The problem not only occurs with version 2.1.9, the same thing happens with
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Subject: bugs closed in potato boot-floppies
From: Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03 May 2000 13:21:19 -0400
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We believe that the bug you reported has been closed in the Potato
version of the boot-floppies. We may not have received a response
from you so we are closing this bug.
Please let us know if you find that the bug still exists in the potato
version of the boot-floppies, and we can re-open your bug.
Note that there are some temporary but serious problems with those
floppies you should know about on i386:
- installation of base from floppy probably not working
- the compact flavor may not work
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>