Help needed on Slackware 3.0 on 1.7GB hdisk!

Help needed on Slackware 3.0 on 1.7GB hdisk!

Post by sureene » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


I am facing certain problems in booting from a 1.7GB hdisk. Initially I used the Disk
Manager 7.0x and tried it in DOS and Linux Partition. It hang saying Kernel Panic.

After that I tried with out DManager and just used a 400M DOS and 500M Linux. still
have similar problem.

Can any one help. Is there any FAQ on this!



1. DPT help needed -- Slackware 3.0 ELF, RedHat 1.2

I am trying to install Linux on the following:

Hardware:  DPT 2122A (EISA)
           BIOS: v05E.0
           smartrom: v002.D1

Distribution:  Slackware 3.0 ELF from InfoMagic
               (The Developers Resource Kit)

Trying to boot using the boot disk 'scsi' from the CD-ROM:

  HBA at 0xADDRESS didn't react on INQUIRY.  Sorry.

No disk is found.

I tried the pub/linux/ALPHA/scsi/EATA but it
is Slackware 2.3 and won't read my 3.0 root disk.
Decided to try RedHat.  Tried several kernels.  None would
see any scsi devices.  Got the red hat kernel from pub/linux/ALPHA/scsi/EATA
It would not read ramdisk2:

It reads the first one, followed by:

VFS: mounted root (ext2 filesystem)
  kernel_version needed, but can't be found
RHL: Insert ramdisk 2 floppy and press ENTER

<I insert ramdisk 2 and press ENTER>

couldn't open /dev/ram2 at /bin/init line 60, <> line1

I tried the ram disks that came with my Red Hat 2.1 distribution
and from

Any suggestions?  I have ordered a new BIOS for my DPT.

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