Debian install failure on laptop. Please help ...
I cannot boot any Debian (tecra or whatever) rescue disk on my latest
laptop (previous 3 IBM Thinkpads where OK).
Really need a solution.
Here is the description (in the attachment).
Thank you very much. Happy 1999.
Bob Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Very dear Debian friends,
In the past I have succesfully installed many Debian levels on a host of IBM
Thinkpads (755s,760s). Despite having usually to resort to the TECRA disks
because of the IBM Thinkpads dislike of bzImage kernels until now I always
made it ...
Now I got this WONDROUS 770E which is a PII-233, 128MB RAM, 5GBHDD thing with
a huge (14.1) TFT (sorry ... couldn't resist a little enthusiasm) but am
totally unable to get Debian booting on it.
I would appreciate VERY much any help. Here is my situation ....
Thank you VERY MUCH in advance ... happy 1999 !!!!!!!
Bob Alexander <email@example.com>
IBM Thinkpad 770E : Intel PII-233, 128MB RAM, 5GB HDD
Linux HDD partitions : 600MB /dev/hda2 ext2, 128MB /dev/hda3 swap
at the end of the 5GB HDD
Tried various flavours of resc1440.*tecra.* disks from 2.0, 2.1.2 qnd 2.1.3.
All hang after the Loading Linux 10 or so dots with an A20 Gating Failed message.
I am able to IPL Linux flawlessly on this machine using Tom's root/boot disk
(current 1.7.102 level) and with it I built the ext2 and swap filesystems on
my HDD partitions.
I have an (almost) complete 2.0 Frozen CD I have mastered a while ago.
What could I do to get a running kernel on my HDD, gcc, the kernel source and
the make-kpkg utility and possibly all of the debian base packages ???
Tried mounting the base floppies with no luck ...
After IPLing with tomsrtbt I can mount my 2.0 CD and see all packages but I
cannot manage to extract/install them since I don't have any Debian utility up
I could download stuff like base_20.tgz on my /dev/hda1 partition which is
FAT (Win95) ....