I hope someone out there can help me with this problem. I don't
really want to go buy new hardware to run linux.
During boot it gets to the line about Java Binary support (the line
before it mounts the VFS partition) and then the machine hangs, the
hard drive light stays on constantly and the machine needs to be
I've tried using boot disks, both the simple and lilo boot disk
options and it behaves the same. I don't understand why I can
install information to the drive when I mount using setup(as part
of boot+root install disks). If I mount by hand(using boot+root disks)
the system locks up as above.
Here's some relevant messages during boot:
hda: WDC AC36400L, 6149MB w/256kB Cache, LBA, CHS=833/240/30
hdb: Conner Peripherals 1275MB - CFS1276A, 1221MB w/0kB Cache, LBA,
hda:[EZD][remap 0 -> 1][784/255/63] hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6>
hdb:[EZD][remap 0 -> 1][620/64/63] hdb1 hdb2
Some system info:
- Pentium 133, 32 Megs RAM
- 2 IDE Hard drives, BIOS reports
HD1 = 13328,15,63 (cyl, hds, secs)
HD2 = 2482, 16, 63 (cyl, hds, secs)
- Both HDs are on the 1st IDE controller port using Master/Slave.
- The second IDE controller port is being used by a CD-ROM.
- Linux 2.0.29
- Slackware 3.2
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