I just got a new motherboard (Alton MLB Universal Pentium Vx)
and CPU (Pentium 166 MMX) and put my old hard drive in this
new system. Everything seems to work fine except that Linux
floppies will not boot. Strangely, DOS floppies will boot,
and non-bootable floppies cause the appropriate message
about non-system disks to be displayed. However, a linux
bootable floppy (either generated by LILO or by
"cat /vmlinuz > /dev/fd0") won't boot; the system checks
the floppy drive for a second and then ignores it and boots
off of the hard drive. This is very annoying as it means
I can't change my kernel, because if I do and I*something
up, I can't boot from a floppy to fix it.
Has anyone heard of this problem?
If it can't be fixed, I'd be satisfied if I could
boot from a floppy using LILO, but I haven't had any luck.
I have created a section in /etc/lilo.conf with the image=
set to /dev/fd0. When I try and boot using this section,
it goes into an infinite loop of "unexpected EOF" messages.
If someone could send me a working lilo.conf section for
booting from a floppy I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,