BOOT DISK won't!

BOOT DISK won't!

Post by John N. Kelln » Sun, 25 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I am running Slackware 1.2.8 and just got a new 1.2 Gig which is now
hda.  I want to install Slackware 3.0.0 on this disk.

I *cannot* get any of the boot disks to boot.  Everything hangs right
after my BIOS info screen is printed (AMI bios).  

I have tried the bare, abare, and sbpcd flavours.  All with same result.  
I have tried new, fresh floppies and redownloading the kernels.

Any ideas would be appreciated.  I'd really like to get going on this.

Could I use my 1.2.8 kernel and loadlin to get this up and running?
                              John Kellner

                              CARPE DIEM


1. *NEW* boot disk won't, *OLD* boot disk will!

 A couple of days ago, I installed the Slackware D-series that I had
downloaded and stored on a *DOS* partition on my Fujitsu 128MB m.o. scsi
drive (hooray!).

 At one point I was told that I was required to install the Linux kernel
if I wanted to use the C compiler, so I did.

 When there was no more software to install, I was asked (and I think
advised) to make a new boot disk, which I did.

 However, when I tried to 'reboot' using my new boot disk, I got a
"kernel panic" and a dead machine, so I punched the RESET button, but the
same thing happened: kernel panic.

 So, I tried booting with my old boot disk, which worked!

 Question: How come my old boot disk works but my supposedly new boot
disk doesn't?

 Followup: Is this something I should be concerned about or can I just
recycle that "new" boot disk?
  Bill Hogan

  Bill Hogan

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