Install hangs while probing hde

Install hangs while probing hde

Post by daniel.mend.. » Sat, 19 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I've been trying to install linux on my DECpc 320p laptop,
which is a 386sx with an 84 MB conner hard drive and 8 MB
of memory.

When trying to boot from floppy the install hangs
on the line:

hde: probing with STATUS instead of ALTSTATUS

Is there a way to prevent the install from probing
hde?  I don't think there is such a drive on the PC.

I've tried installing Red Hat 5.1, Red Hat 4.2 and
Debian Hamm.  All three fail in the same way and
at the same place.  Leaving the machine locked
up tighter than if I had run Windows on it.

I'm not sure how to continue.



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