>I have the Yggdrasil Fall 94 distribution with a Rev D boot floppy. My system
>is a P5-90 (Intel) with NEC 2x CD, ATI Mach64 video and Sound Blaster.
>When I try to boot the distribution floppy, it crashes with a protection
>fault and register dump after this line:
>ftape: allocated 3 buffers aligned at: 00230000
>I have also tested a similar P5-90 and gotten the same results (these are
>both Gateway 2000 systems). Any help GREATLY appreciated!
I have the same problem with the same RevD disk. I have a 486DX2/66
with a Mitsumi CDRom, Sound Blaster and Cirrus video card. I don't
remember (at this moment) the specific CD model number, but it is
listed as "supported". Booting from the floppy, fails with a dozen
or so lines of stack trace, ending with "unable to synchronize" (or
something to that effect).
I found my CD address to be 0x340, IRQ 11. I tried several linux
options at boot time, as suggested by the manual, such as
(and many others that I knew were questionable) it hangs the same way.
I noticed in my sound blaster manual (actually it is a sound pro -
"sound blaster compatible"), that the jumpers where also set to
support a sony cdrom. So for no reason that I can remember I tried
After 30 seconds the linux boots times out trying to find the Sony
drive, *but* then continues on to find the my CDRom just fine.
From there on it works OK. I haven't been able to recompile the
kernel yet, due to other problems, but I am hoping that will fix it.
mcd.h lists a table of addresses for the mcd to sit at. I was
going to move my address (0x340) to the front of the list, thinking
that the other addresses might be causing the original failure.
I sure would like some more clues as to what might be happening.
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