I recently downloaded the Slackware Linux 3.1.0 (Slackware96) distribution
for installation on an IBM Thinkpad 560. Unfortunately, while booting from
the "scsinet" or "net" boot disks, the machine reboots immediately after
displaying the "loading ramdisk......" message. I then tried using the
"floppy=thinkpad" and "hd=787,32,63" arguments to "ramdisk" on the boot
prompt with no success.
I happened to have an old set of Linux boot disks around from Slackware
2.1.0 so I tried to boot off of them ... and it worked ! I went ahead
and used the 2.1.0 boot floppies to install the 3.1.0 distribution.
Everything went smoothly and I thought I was home free until I discovered
that I had the same problem booting from the new 3.1.0 installation - the
machine reboots immediately after displaying the "loading ramdisk" message.
Has anyone else seen and/or solved this problem ? Any ideas on how I might
go about finding more information about what's going wrong ?
Many thanks in advance - if possible, please send responses via email
as well as posting to this newsgroup.
Guest of the Department of Computer Science