Slackware won't install on Acer Pentium

Slackware won't install on Acer Pentium

Post by Jay Siss » Wed, 04 May 1994 10:48:43


I am trying to install the April 22nd (1.2.0) version of Slackware on an Acer
9000T Pentium computer.  Here is the computer specs:

Acer 60MHz Pentium w/ 16MB RAM
  1  500MB IDE drive (with DOS on it), 1 240MB IDE drive (empty ready for
   1 3-1/2" Floppy
   1 PCI Mach32 video board
   1 Sound Blaster w/ Panasonic 2x CD-ROM
   1 Real NE-2000 ethernet board I/O 300, Int 11

I can boot from the bare boot disk, but when it asks for root (I have been
trying color144)

I get the following messages:

RAMDISK:  1474560 bytes, starting at 0x1c8000
RAMDISK:  trying old-style RAM image.
RAMDISK:  trying old-style RAM image.
VFS:  Insert root floppy and press ENTER
VFS:  Disk change detected on device 2/28
[MS-DOS FS Rel. 12, FAT 0, check=n, conv=b, uid=0, gid=0, umask=022, bmap]
[me=0x0,cs=0,  (all the rest =0)]
VFS: wrong blocksize on device 2/28
ll_rw_block: only 1024-char blocks implemented (512)
HPFS: map_sector: read error
Kernel panic:  VFS Unable to mount root

I used gzip on HP-UZ to un .gz the bare and color144 files.  I used the DOS
program RAWRITE to write these images on the 3-1/2" floppies.

When I use these same diskettes on an Acer 486,  I don't get the "trying
old-style RAM image" message and it loads fine.

Anyone have a clue?



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Here is my problem. I have created a set of boot (sbcpd) and
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The boot disk seems to do it's job correctly. It is able to find my
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disk. At this point I switch disks and hit return, then the following
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RAMDISK: Using old RAM Format  (or something similar)
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