booting recalictrant machine, or tar from resc1440
I really only need tar & split from this machine; i need to move large
dos directories between a non-networked, phoneless win3.1 machine, and
my slowly connected & cdless laptop. This seems to mean copying to
msbackup is, well, msbackup. After spending 15 minutes on the first
disk, I gave up on it. It appeared that it would be easier to put a
tiny install of linux in. I'm assuming tom's will do the job.
Unfortunately, this machine has (presumably) a heat problem. It's a 94
AT&T with a 486/120 added. The prior owner had sig11 problems trying
to install redhat, and I'm seeing excessive segmentation violations.
After several tries, I managed to get everything unpacked, though i had
to untar base2_0.tgz by hand. It thinks it is fully configured, though
it segfaults for each module it tries to look at.
However, It cannot successfully write a boot disk or install lilo. I
don't know what the error messge is on the first; it is hidden behind a
dialog box. What i can see of lilo's says something about chroot.
I've tried booting from resc1440 as "linux root=/dev/hda2" and "resc
root=/dev/hda2", as well as from a bootdisk freshly made by my thinkpad
with the same options. In all cases I get through boot, and a hang on
"unable to open initial console"
And does anyone know how to clean the filters on a power supply? I'm
assuming that it isn't providing adequate cooling, and i don't see any
practical way to add another fan (the card slot ram i have from
compunerd (?) is a joke' when it deigns to run, it doesn't push much