: I've got a PCI Pentium based system with 16 Megs of RAM two
: SCSI hard disks (one a 1 GB and one a 350 Mg). I have a BusLogic
: PCI SCSI Adapter and an ATI Mach 32 PCI Video card. (I also have
: a Soundblaster 16). I've attempted to install Linux on my machine
: with no luck. I've created the boot disk and root disk as instructed
: (I used the scsi file as well as scsi1net and the bare files).
: Once I create the disks, I reboot the machine with the floppy disk
: inside the drive. The system goes through the Adapter prom
: (I.e. gives the firmware rev. which in this case is 4.91) and probes
: out the devices. It then accesses the floppy drive and then stops dead.
: No errors, no nothing...It just hangs until I reboot. I've tried
: removing the SB16 with no luck. (I thought it might be a conflict
: with the cards). One thing to note is that Yggdrasil Plug and Play
: (Fall 94) works like a champ. I just wanted a later version of Linux
: and Slackware was offering 1.2.8 and Yggdrasil seemed behind the eight
: ball in offering later versions of Linux. Anyone have any ideas?
: [Getting on soapbox]...
: If you want to charge $ for Linux, at least have the decency
: to offer a reasonable installation procedure. Yggdrasil, for all its
: other issues, is the best at offering this. Installation should
: be no more difficult to start than either
: a. Booting from a floppy or,
: b. Running a command from the CD-ROM.
: Having to create your own boot and root floppies is complete bullshit.
: How do you expect "the people" (TM) to use this if the installation
: is so difficult? I *hate* software that just hangs or fails silently.
: If Yggdrasil can makes this work, why can't all of you other vendors
: out there? Walnut Creek/Slackware, you listening?
: [Getting off soapbox]...
: Braun Brelin
Re soap box:
What do you expect for $10?. Of course its sometimes not straight forward to
install; but I'd rather pay $10 than $500. I think that the Slackware people
have done a great job. I had several problems installing 2.3 on my P100,
mainly due to cd recognition. Internet help got me going again. It runs just
great, in fact faster than on my Sparc 10 at work.