SLS 1.03 Bootdisk problem (computer kept reseting itself)

SLS 1.03 Bootdisk problem (computer kept reseting itself)

Post by kc354.. » Sun, 07 Nov 1993 16:12:02


I have just installed SLS 1.03 from floppy disks onto my 386.  
At the end of installation procedure, I made a floppy boot disk according
to the instructions from the install script.    

When I tried to boot from the floppy boot disk, a message telling
me to wait for 30 seconds or press <SPACE> showed up.  Immediately after
I pressed the space bar, my computer rebooted.  Then, I tried waiting
30 seconds during the booting process, and once again my computer
also rebooted by itself.  When I tried to select a video mode during the
boot time, Linux gave me two choices both with 80x255 (the 255 is not a typo,
it is 80 columns by 255 rows).   The computer immediately rebooted itself
regarless of the video mode that I chose.  

Can anyone please tell me how to solve this problem with the floppy
boot disk?

Thanks in advance.

Ted Chang


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ok.  If I boot with a1, hit 'alt' at LILO, and type
'harddisk root=/dev/sda2', then the scsi disk is recognized and the
partition is mounted fine.

When I boot with the bootdisk, the scsi card is recognized but the
hard drive is not.  I tried using some other -Defined values when
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