A couple of weeks ago I posted the following:
A couple of people suggested that I try one of the slakware bootQuote:> I am experiencing some difficulty installing what I believe is the
>latest version of SLS linux on my Gateway 2000 system. The system
>is now more than two years old. It is a 33 MHz 486 DX, EISA, with 16 Mb of RAM
>and an AdapTek 1742 SCSI controller. The boot floppy seems to properly identify
>all of the hardware, including the two 530 MB drives, one Max Tour and one
>Quantum. The problem appears to be a memory problem, but it is not clear.
>The final messages issued are:
>Kernel panic :
>In swapper task - not syncing
>Unable to initialize buffer free list
floppies. This I have done with a similar result. I wonder if anyone out
there has successfully installed linux on a Gateway 2000 486 EISA
that is about the same age as mine. I have a couple of other reasons to
think that my particular system board is a piece-a-junk. I think I am
going to resolve the problem by replacing my system board.
Does anyone have a better idea?