Hi all. I recently got a new motherboard to replace my elderly 486, and
I am having difficulties booting up. I downloaded the bare.i bootdisk
image from sunsite
(/pub/Linux/distributions/slackware/bootdisk.144/bare.i), and I can boot
from that when I use it in conjunction with a root floppy. However, if
I try to boot using that same bootdisk and I specify 'mount
root=/dev/hdc1' instead of simply hitting return at the 'boot:' prompt,
the kernel boot process gets as far as "INIT: version 2.69 booting", and
freezes. I still get response from the caps and num lock keys, but
The system is a VXtwo PCI/ISA PnP motherboard, Cyrix 6x86 MX PR 200 CPU,
and has an S3 ViRGE-DX video card and an AE200PnP ethernet adapter in
Does anyone have any idea how I can get it running off of this generic
kernel with my regular filesystem mounted? I need to be able to compile
a new custom kernel for the new hardware.
Any and all help much appreciated!