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Debian Support for Fujitsu LifeBook 535T Notebook

>> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org 
>> Subject: Debian 1.2 rescue disk reboots Toshiba Tecra laptop 
>> From: Kirk Hilliard <kdh5j@weyl.math.virginia.edu> 
>> Date: Tue, 24 Dec 1996 17:46:09 -0500 
>> Greetings!
>> I have a Debian 1.2 CD from iConnect.  When I boot my Toshiba Tecra
>> 730CDT laptop from the rescue floppy (either resq1440.bin or the new
>> new-resq1440.bin) I get "Loading root.bin ............" and "Loading
>> linux ............", and then the laptop reboots from the floopy,
>> giving me the "boot:" prompt again.
>> At http://www.cck.uni-kl.de/misc/tecra710/, Jens Maurer reports that
>> his Tecra Laptop cannot load "bzImage" format kernels.  (He has
>> submitted a kernel patch for this.)  Does the rescue floppy use a
>> bzImage kernel?
>> I do have a Debian 1.1.11 CD (PHT Nov 96 Monthly Archive), and I can
>> boot from its installation boot and root disks.
>> Will I be able to get a Debian 1.2 rescue floppy for this laptop?  If
>> not, I can install 1.1 and then upgrade to 1.2.  Is it possible to
>> shift to 1.2 part way through the installation, either by providing
>> the 1.2 base disks or by substituting the 1.2 CD when I reboot, or do
>> I need to run dselect on 1.1 before shift to the 1.2 upgrade?
>> This problem does not affect loadlin.
>> Thanks,
>> Kirk Hilliard

Hello everyone. I am brand new to Linux. I downloaded and then went to
install Debian 1.3 on my Fujitsu LifeBook 535T notebook and found the
exact same problem described here by Kirk Hilliard. My laptop re-boots
indefinately, even if I boot off my Linux boot partition on my hard
drive. Loadlin works fine but my intent is to have a "pure" Linux
system. Could someone please help me with this? I would greatly
appreciate it.

Lee Rhoads

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