Anyone who had the installation kernel decompression problem.
If you have had trouble booting from the installation floppy (created
from boot1440.bin or boot1200.bin), please help me out.
I have been researching the problem (thanks to Bruce Perens for help
and guidance), and I would now like to pinpoint a specific hardware
incompatibility, if one exists. Hopefully, this will suggest a fix for
the problem, or at least allow us to warn others.
The problem: On some systems, using the Debian Installation Boot Disk,
the linux kernel fails to decompress. (This happens *after* you have
pressed <return> in response to the 'boot:' prompt.)
Typical solutions: This problem is often avoided by turning off the
level one and/or level two cache. Others have also suggested
reducing the clock speed, or increasing the wait states.
If you have experienced this, I would like to know:
* Your CPU type.
* Your floppy controller.
* Your solution.
* Anything else that might be helpful.
I look forward to your replies.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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