Re: boot problems
Sorry for the late reply.
> Never the less after that I decided to go ahead and install Debian.
> First problem was that I could not boot my machine from the CD rom.
> I tried to fix that by getting a rescue floppy and root floppy from the
> Debian CD. The install seem to go ok until I tried to partition the
> Linux partition. It first complained that I had no swap partition.
Well, even so, you don't really need a swap partition unless you have
very very little ram.
> When I assigned one of the two partitons as a swap partition it
> seemed to do it ok, but then when I looked at the partition table it
> showed that I had almost 2 gig no longer available. I then tried to
> just use the 800 meg or so that I had left and the install went forward
> it seem but finally hung when the boot disk showed the
> uncompressing Linux message. So, at the moment I am trying to
> figure out what to do to fix the mess I have made.
sounds like a fudged partition table, vaguely, to me.
> In the meantime I have ordered a dual boot machine from Pogo Linux
> realizing that my machine is just to far behind the curve (P 120) .
Oh, I run Debian on crappier machines than that.
> Also I am getting a upgrade for the motherboard on the old machine
> to get that ball rolling and wondering if I will have reformat the
> disk and reinstall wind98 and try to install Linux again.
Yes, repartitioning is probably the ticket.
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