Bug#415992: initrd halts on Compaq laptop
Well, that's different! Seems to work properly!
Looking good, I've now got a prompt to insert the Root floppy.
Unfortuantely, I'm just off on an overnight trip, so won't be able to
test any more until tomorrow evening.
Frans Pop wrote:
On Wednesday 28 March 2007 02:06, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I seem to have the same problem as Ilya Naydov.
Installing on Compaq 1590DT with 48MB RAM (Pentium 166) and using RC2
floppy image (no CD drive)
Halts at "Loading initrd.gz...." (thats 4 dots).
Same floppy set installed OK on a very recent desktop just 2 days ago!
Files on floppy are dated 10 March 2007
Basically that confirms that this is not a problem with the installer or
with the floppy images themselves. It looks like the problem is either
with the floppies or your floppy drive (and different machines _can_
behave differently with the same floppies: floppy drives are known to be
very unreliable), or the problem is with kernel support for your
Note that this problem happens before the installer itself is really
I can now confirm that this is not a problem with the Sarge boot floppy
(laptop is now asking for the root floppy).
This seems to indicate that it could possibly also be a problem with the
syslinux (which is used to boot the installer) version used in Etch.
Could you try the attached boot floppy image which was created with the
Sarge version of syslinux?