I am trying to install Linux on a 386, but I cannot boot the kernel.
I am using the Slackware 2.3.0 kernels from ftp.funet.fi
Every time it goes:
(in some versions also "Large kernel, low 1M tight")
"Now booting the kernel"
.....and then it just hangs!
I have tried booting BARE, SCSI and XT from a 1.2MB bootdisk.
I have tried booting BARE and SCSI using Loadlinux from a DOS partition.
I have tried the tricks for machines with little RAM:
In floppy boot mounting root as the other floppy drive
In loadlinux stating root as B: and no or small ramdisk
The machine is an Acer 1100/33, i.e. 33MHz 386
RAM is 4MB
BIOS is not loaded into RAM
In CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT all * resident software has been deleted.
The Harddisk is unstacked, with partitions
44MB hopefully for Linux
6 Mb hopefully for swap space
Controller supports SCSI and ST412/ST501, EHDI, ESDI drives (whatever that is.)
Boot floppy is 1.2MB 5'25, the second is 1.44MB 3'5
I have previously installed Linux 0.99 and 1.2.1 on a 486 w. 8MB
Any suggestions on how I can get it running?
Anton Norup Sorensen