Re: Laptop prob with Deb. 1.3.1
Try using the tecra bootdisks inside disks-i386/special to see if you can
boot linux via floppies. If that works for you, then you're probably
encountering the same bug that many laptop people have had to deal with,
namely that kernels made with 'make bzImage' will not boot. If so, then
all you need to do is recompile a new kernel made with make zimage instead
of make bzimage.
On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, Timothy Bostrom wrote:
> I just bought a Toshiba 440CDX and tried to install Debian 1.3.1. Every
> time I put the boot disk in the floppy, the laptop would reboot right after
> it gets done decompressing the kernel and says "loading Linux"... Finally,
> after countless times, I was able to get it to boot and install the
> distribution. Only now I can't get it to boot again... I'm using LILO to
> do a dual-boot to Win95 (its for work only, guys!) and whenever I choose
> Linux to boot it reboots... 95 works fine... I'm at a loss... I know of
> people who have other distributions of Linux running on the same exact
> laptop so I don't think it's the latop... I've tried popping out all of
> the PCMCIA cards and booting but it still reboots...
> Any bright ideas?
> Timothy Bostrom
> San Diego State University
> Telecommunications and Network Services
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