Firstly I'd like to say thanks to all those who responded to my
To recap my computer has the following config:
16 Mhz 386sx
3 Mb RAM
Drive A: - 5.25" 1.2 Mb
Drive B: - 3.5" 1.44Mb
And the problem was "why can't I boot from my 3.5" bootdisk?"
I tried various suggestions, to varying degress of failure:
(i) Get a 5.25" boot disk so that I can book from drive A:
Well I did this. This boots up fine, until it gets to the
login prompt: I type in 'root' and its does nothing.
Time passes... Still nothing has happened. I can still
type, but it never executes sh.
(ii) Change round the cables so that A: becomes B: and vica versa.
I did this, and tried to boot from my initial 3.5" boot disk.
What happened was slightly more interesting. Here is
Console Colour EGA+ 132x25, 8 virtual consoles
Serial drive version 3.94 with no serial options enabled
tty00 at 0x3f8 (irq=4) is a 16450
tty01 at 0x2f8 (irq=3) is a 16450
lp_init:lp1 exists(0), using polling driver
Unable to handle kernel paging request at address c0300000
base: C0000000, limit: 00200000
Pid: 0, process no. 0
C6 02 00 42 40 39 d8 7c f7 89
task (swapper) killed: unable to recover
Kernel Panic! Trying to free up swapper memory space
In swapper task - not syncing
And with those words it dies... *sniff*
I am reluctant to waste more money by downloading the GCC bootdisk, can
anyone shed any light onto my ever-increasing problems?
Oh yes, could you PLEASE REPLY USING MAIL, as I do not actually receive
this newsgroup (or any for that matter!)
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