I am having trouble installing Linux. I have read every faq and how-to I can
find, and the installation "booK"
I have a 486 dx2/66
ami bios (post 91)
8 meg ram
DTC 3292 eisa scsi: w/quantum 1.2 gig, segate 250 meg, and a mediavision CDR
The 1.2 gig is the first drive, the seagate the second, the cdr third.
There is now a 100 meg empty space on the seagate waitin to be a Linux
I have a medivision pas 16,
a Diamond Stealth 24 VLB.
and a cheapo multi function board with IDE (disabled) and two serial one
parallel, HP 550c printer on parallel, hayes accura 14.4 on com 1, and logitech
mouse on com2
a 1.4 on driv a, 1.2 on drive b.
According to all I read these are directly supported by Linux.
However, I have tried several times to install the most recent slackware
BTW, I am not stupid or a newbie, been in the business for 18 years. Not
bragging, just want it clear that while I am not immune to stupid mistakes, I
certainly have a high tolerance.<g>
Anyway, rather than document all the permutations, here is what happens when I
attempt to use the scsi boot disk.
With nothing passed on the LILO command line:
The system starts to load, appears to recognize all the relevant hardware and
dies with the following message:
Kernel Panic: No device passed to allocate_device().
Just prior to the the partion check prints the following:
sda: sda1, sda2 <sda5, sda6, sda7>
the kernel version as printed is 1.1.59
One last clue.
While much of the info scrolled of the display, and I could'nt figure out
anyway to pause it, repeated attempts show that right after the scsi disk are
recognized, there are several messages that are something like:
scsi: invalid block something deleted something (it goes by fast)
sorry, I cant do better without a way to pause.
Someone please help me I really would like to have access to UNIX.
Thanks in advance.