Re: Toshiba installation failure
I'm even more confused now :-)
For some reason, I couldn't get rawrite to write the 1.44 files to my
last box of KAO disks. I tried the 1.2, and it worked fine.
I booted off the LOWMEM.BIN floppy and was able to set up the three
partitions and initialize the swap. The second step was to initialize
the temporary partition...which is where it failed. I downloaded the
LOWMEMRD.BIN, but it looked awfully small to be a bootable rescue floppy
(105K). Sure enough, when I tried booting off of it, the system just sat
there with a blank screen and the floppy light on (no activity though).
I then tried booting off the LOWMEM.BIN rescue. It took me to the same
point, whereby I tried the LOWMEMRD.BIN again when prompted to put the
rescue floppy containing ROOT.BIN in.
Still the same problem..it just bombed out.
What should I do? Re-install MS-DOS? And from there..where to?
I appreciate any help you can give me.
>Quick qustion. What is the size of your floppy drive? If you have a
>1.44MB drive then use the lowmem.bin floppy image. There are problems
>with this (as you may have seen from the many recent postings re: the
>lowmem installation problems - check the archive.)
>If you are using the 1.2MB install do you use the lowmemrd (ram disk =,
>I think) first? I'm guessing (having only done the 1.44MB lowmem
>install) that lowmemrd is used first and then you can copy the root.bin
>over from the rescue floppy.
> Good luck,
>Simon Holgate, Tel: (+1) (250) 721 6080
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