I'm trying to install Slackware 2.3 from cdrom. The system
is a 486 100dx with an Adaptec 1542CF Bios 2.02 scsi controller
and an IDE cdrom. The drive is a Conner, model CFP1060S.
When I use the IDECD bootdisk , i get the following messages
Configuring Adaptec at IO:330, IRQ 11, DMA priority 6
No BIOS32 extensions present. This release still depends on it. Sorry.
scsi0 : Adaptec 1542
scsi : 1 host.
And everything goes on from there looking normal. My first inclination
was to just ignore it since it was a fresh install...worst case I'll
have to reinstall...well...
During the install while formatting the various partitions, it
complained about wrong blocksize on some of the partitions...I've
since forgotten the exact message (as a side note, having the
setup program instantly return and clear any error messages is
an unfeature. I dislike having to stare at the screen to catch
any error messages or warnings and then only to have it blip
off before I could really read it). Is this related?
The system frequently hangs when unmounting the partitions and
at other times the kernel produces:
general protection: 0000
with a stack dump and other info.
Is the initial BIOS32 warning causing all of this or is there something
else going on? If it is the BIOS32, is there a fix?
Although I'll be reading the newsgroup, direct replies would be