Slackware Boot disk won't boot

Slackware Boot disk won't boot

Post by Weehaw » Wed, 01 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry to bother you all here, but I do not know where else to find

I downloaded the Slackware bare.i Boot disk, make the disk with rawrite
(writeing 28 cylinders), then wanted to boot.
But after a short reading of the disk, nothing else happen, just the
cursor blinking in the upper left corner. I do not know what's going

My computer is a Compaq Contura 410 Laptop, 20 MB, 540mb Quantum, and
even Win95 running quiet stable ;) !

Did anybody hava had the same problems, or even solved it.

Thanks in advance.


1. Slackware boot disk won't boot.

I'm trying to install Linux on my machine when it hangs right on the
bootdisk.  I don't even get to the point where I get to insert the
rootdisk and try to install the disksets.

This is from the bare.i bootdisk from the 1.44 directory.

Welcome to the Slackware 96 (v. 3.1.0) bootkernal disk!
boot: [hit return]
Loading ramdisk.......
Uncompressing Linux....done.
Serial driver version 4.13 with no serial options enabled
tty00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 49152K size
Unable to handle kernal NULL pointer dereference at virtual address c0000000
current->tss.cr3 = 00101000, %cr3 = 00101000
*pde = 00102067
*pte = 00000027
Oops: 0002
CPU:    0
[Register dump follows]
Started kswapd v
[Hangs at this point.]

The NULL pointer message seems to be the most interesting part.  Don't
know what it means though.

My best guess here is that is has something with the hardware setup:

AMD 486-66
AMI BIOS dated 080893
8MB Ram
S3 video card
MultiIO/IDE card.
Maxtor 7245AT containing a 50MB DOS 6.0 partition.

Any ideas?

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