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Problems installing Debian on a 486

Hi everyone.

I've got 2 old 486 machines here that I'm trying to install slink onto. One
of them is a Compaq Deskpro 486/33M and the other is built out of off the
shelf parts. I've managed to install onto the Compaq machine with no
problems whatsoever, but when I try to boot the rescue/install disk on the
other machine, it brings up the boot: prompt, and then starts to load the
root FS from root.bin.. After loading for a while it fails with the message
"A20 gate not responding!"...

I don't know what the problem is, so I was hoping someone could help me
out. I've tried turning off both processors caches in the BIOS, but that
made no difference... I can't see any BIOS entries relating to the A20
gate, so I haven't been able to experiment with that...

The problem machine is a 486DX33 with 8MB of RAM, if you need more info
about the hardware, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Matthew Gregan                                kinetik@ihug.co.nz

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