Re: Problems installing Debian on old laptop
To those who helped me,
Thanks very much for all your advice, but I've tried all options to
disable everything but they're kernel parameters which aren't taken in
consideration that early I think? It stops exactly at the point right
after uncompressing the kernel - it looks like a bit like trying to run
a 686 compiled kernel on a 486.
Anyway, I've put the old 3GB hard drive back in, installed Windows 98
on, and Debian boots up (with the default 2.6 kernel with no parameters
whatsover) and installing fine right now without any problems. Probably
some BIOS limitation with the 40GB hard drive but then again,
Win2k/Knoppix doesn't have any problem with it.
Never mind, I'm going to have to live with Windows 98 and Debian on a
tiny hard drive :)
Thanks to all again very much for your help - but I still would like to
know how to install Debian on the 40GB hard drive.
Regards - Piers