I'm trying to install linux on an AST Ascentia laptop. I have
partitioned the disk by hand (booted from slakware floppies, fdisk'ed,
and ran mke2fs). I can get linux to boot from the hard disk, but it
will eventually fail with hard disk errors. The system had been running
with windoze for quite some time before I started trying to load a real
os, so I tend to think that it's not a hardware problem.
Has anyone out there successfully loaded linux on a system like this?