Trying to install Linux on a 1.2 gig scsi

Trying to install Linux on a 1.2 gig scsi

Post by Jim Raykows » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 18:03:00

Hello All,
    I am having a prob that I didn't see in any FAQ's so here it goes.  I am
using a 486DX-33 VLB with 8 mb RAM a Generic VLB IDE COntroller and a conner
420 mb hard driveand a Bus Logic BT-542B Rev. H and a Micropolis 1528 1.2 gig
scsi hard drive.
    The prob I am having is after making the bootdisk and the rootdisks and
then attempting to boot I get normal boot sequences but after it detects my
scsi it goes nuts here a copy of the screen:

Partition Check sda sda1 sda2 <sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 sda9 sda10 sda11 sda12..
asd13 sd14 sda15

Unable to handle Kernal NULL pointer dereference at address 00000002
Opps: 0000
EIP: 0010:0018ec28
EFLAGS: 00010012
eax:00000008 ebx:001c882c exc: 00000000 edx: 0036820c

esi: 001b6b78 edi: 00000002 ebp: 00000001 esp: 007fbe74

ds: 0018 es: 0018 fs: 002b gs: 002b ss: 0018

Process swapper (pid: 1, process nr:1 stackpage=007fb000

stack: 00000000 001c882c 001b6b78

Code: 0f b6 40 02 50 68 7c 6b 1b 00 e8 01 bc ff ff 89 c6 83 c4 0c

  HELP!!  What does this all mean to me and how do I correct it so I can
install Linux.  I have installed on IDE drives before and had no problems.  
Please Help.

Thanks in advance,

San Diego, CA          OS/2 BBS:  WZ02186
FAX: (619) 435-6814


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