When booting my old intel 386 machine from a Linux boot diskette, it
locks up at a certain stage in linuxrc. The stage where the system locks
up is after the selection of the keybord settings, and the main linuxrc
menu never appears. A manual reset is needed to unlock the machine
(<Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> does not work anymore).
I believe that the very stage at which this happens, could be a clue to
the nature of the problem (that is to more experienced Linux users than
Below, I've described the hardware (in case that this information is
relevant to the problem), which runs under exactly the same
circumstances under an old MSDOS 6.2 without problems (the same hardware
has also run under Win95 previously). The Linux distribution I've been
using is SuSE 6.4.
Can the nature of the problem (more or less) be deduced from this
I'd appreciate very much some advice on how to proceed,
Thank in advance,
==== Hardware (very old stuff) =========
Intel 386 DX 40 Mhz
8 MB RAM
1 IDE hard disk 1,2 MB
1 IDE/ATAPI CDROM (cannot boot from here, alas!)
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