5/11/02 5:27:10 PM, David Kimdon <email@example.com> wrote:
I very much appreciate your effort. I reply to your remarks
>I'm cc'ing back to debian-boot, some more ideas may surface there.
>I'm a bit confused about your present status (I've deleted our rather
>lengthy conversation from this thread since it confuses me and I think
>we should start fresh with some facts.)
>1. You verified that bf24 version doesn't complain when initializing
Correct. The rescue floppy loads completely, doesn't enable MCA (As explained by
Eduard Bloch, however, this disables the CD-ROM) but also reports the PCI-RAID-controller
with all HD's (6) and Other) CD-ROM present. No errors so far! (YES, PCI up & running)
>2. At present your setup is failing to load root.bin, correct?
Yep. That's the point for bf24.
>3. Have you found any combination or root.bin and rescue.bin that will
>continue all the way to the installer?
Yes, all other versions install rescue & root, but here I find MCA working and failing PCI.
dmesg keeps reporting (NOT the bf24):
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd82c
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Unable to handle I/O allocation for 00:40 (0200), tell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>4. What are you doing when the system hangs? What is the last message
the rescue completely installs and, at last, ask for the root-floppy.
I insert it, the floppy-drive clicks, the light turns on and that's it.
I can wait for a second, a minute or an hour, nothing happens.
The cursor keeps blinking on the left side of the screen.
As soon as I remove the floppy, the system complains imdiately about a mount-
failure for fd0.
Ok, inserting the floppy again, the same result: a 'waiting' system.
Removing the floppy again and the system reports 'Kernel panic'
Only option: reboot....
>5. Do you have access to a cdrom? ( If so, try
>http://people.debian.org/~dwhedon/bootbf2.4.iso , it isn't a full
>cdrom, just enough to get the network up, but if your floppy drive is
>broken this may be our only choice. )
If I can boot it from dos (loadlin.exe linux root=/dev/ram ro initrd=root.bin for instance)?
I am able to enable that (the RAID is installed in DOS 6.22)
I am starting the download now and burn it.
I let you know any result.
>I see you have tried multiple floppies, downloaded multiple times, so
>it doesn't look like your problem is corrupt floppy images or bad
No, I'm pretty sure the drive is OK.
Looking forward to your reply. Many thanks in advance...
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