net.i freezes Thinkpad 760E

net.i freezes Thinkpad 760E

Post by Erik Toubro Nielse » Tue, 03 Dec 1996 04:00:00

I'm trying to install a thinkpad 760E over the network using the net.i
slakware file.

The banner says: "Welcome to the Slackware96 Linux (v 3.1.0)
bootkernel disk." Then after writing "Loading ramdisk....."<newline>
the machine freezes.

I've tried with and with the option floppy=thinkpad and with and
without the 3c589b card in the machine.

The same bootdisk works fine on a desktop pentium machine.

If this is not supposed to work, can anybody say if getting a PCMCIA
scsi card and connecting a scsi CDROM will work then?

I don't know if it matters: I just noticed that booting with bare.i
does not freeze the machine, but it does produce "Warning: Unknown PCI
device (1023:9320) ..."

Any help appreciated.



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net.i freezes Thinkpad 760E

Post by Paul Caprio » Sat, 07 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Quote:>I'm trying to install a thinkpad 760E over the network using the net.i
>slakware file.

Using bare.i and the pcmcia root disk, I was able to do an NFS install
of slackeware on my thinkpad 760e.

I did not use the floppy=thinkpad option.

yes, net.i froze my machine too, but it's the wrong choice anyway since
your ethernet device is a pcmcia card.

I also got the "Warning: Unknown PCI device" message.  I don't think
that is something you need to pay attention to.  (But what do I know?)

Hope this helps,


1. Anybody tried a 760E Thinkpad yet?

Work is getting me one, and I want to partition it up and put Linux on
it in addition to W 95 ( yuck ).  I have been running it just fine at
home on an old 486/25 and it just seems that the display set up will
be the problem.  

Any help would be appreciated if there is anything special to do.


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