installing OpenLinux from CDROM on Microchannel machine

installing OpenLinux from CDROM on Microchannel machine

Post by Bruce Greenblat » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00

I've just purchased Caldera OpenLinux Base 1.1.  The boot diskette that
came with it does not work on my IBM PS/2 model 76, but I downloaded a
boot diskette from the Linux Microchannel web site that works correctly
and finds all of my scsi devices including the cdrom.  It finishes by
asking me: "VFS: Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into ramdisk and
press ENTER".  What do I need to do to make it look at the cdrom drive,
which is device sr0.



Bruce Greenblatt


1. Easiest way to install Linux on MicroChannel machine?

I have a PS/2 70-A21 upgraded to a 486/25.  I'd like to install
Linux on this machine, and I understand the latest kernel has
MicroChannel support.  However, is there a distribution that
includes this recent level of the Linux kernel?


1. XGA-2 video adapter.  I can pull it out and use the onboard
VGA if necessary
2. 16MB RAM, 120MB internal ESDI hard drive
3. SCSI adapter, with external 1GB Jaz drive available

I can jerry-rig a SCSI CD-ROM drive to the computer if I have
to, to install off a CD.  I would much rather not download
gobs of files and compile kernels and whatnot - after all,
if I could boot Linux far enough to compile the kernel, I
wouldn't need to compile the kernel any more, right?


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