Can't install Linux on a Compaq LITE LTE 486/25 ...

Can't install Linux on a Compaq LITE LTE 486/25 ...

Post by Pep » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I'd like to install Linux on an old laptop (compaq 4/25 LTE Lite, 12 Mb
RAM, HD ST9235AG of 200 Mb). I've no ethernet connexion, no cdrom. But
anyway, I tried to install it like in the old time, with all the floppy
disk sets ...
I will install Slackware 3.4 (kernel 2.0.30 I think).
So I made a boot disk (with the bare.i image) and a rootdisk (color.gz).

Everything starts well, but when the system have to check for the hard
drives (after bogomips calculation, serial inspection and so on...), I
get the following errors :

hda: unexpected_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hda: unexpected_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }

...messages that loop indefinitely...

I really don't know how to handle that ... I tried to specify something
like :

boot:   ramdisk hda=noprobe

but it doesn't seems to work ...

The disk contains Msdos before and it was working properly...

Any idea of what can I do to solve the problem ?



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