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FW: Compressed image found at block 0

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your suggestions on fixing the problem.  I tried them all.  The problem ended up being with memory.  I guess Linux is more picky about memory than Win95 is.

Kelly Stuard

From: 	Kent West
Sent: 	Monday, July 27, 1998 4:51 PM
To: 	Kelly Stuard
Cc: 	debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: 	Re: Compressed image found at block 0

I've had similar problems. I tried different floppies and tried rawriting
them several times; eventually I got a floppy that would boot properly. At
this point, I think your problem is with the boot floppy, not the hard drive.

Someone told me that floppy installs are notoriously unreliable, and that
he's known of people who had to try formatting/rawriting a floppy several
times before it would work (like in my case, mentioned above).

Also, in the disk images directory of the ftp.debian.org site, which is
where I downloaded my images from, there's a couple of alternative resc1440
images, one of which is specifically for most laptops and some desktops
that have trouble reading the compressed image on the normal resc1440.bin
disk. It's called resc1440-tecra.bin, or something similar. If
reformatting/rawriting your floppy several times doesn't work, or if trying
3 or 4 different floppies doesn't work, you might try this alternative image.

At 04:41 PM 7/27/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>When installing Linux from the boot floppies for the first time, I get a
fatal message :
>Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
>2 lines before that is the error:
>RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
>invalid compressed format (err=1)[MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 0, ...
>Any idea what it could be or what to do?
>The drive WAS set up as a compressed drive.  It has since been formatted,
fdisked, low-level formatted, and every combo in-between.
>Kelly Stuard
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