Posted on 1997-02-24
Here is the issue:
I have created the BOOT and ROOT disk for Slakware as per the instructions for Linux Slakware. I had copied RAWRITE.EXE to my local system and the following command line:
rawrite boot.i a:
and did the same for the ROOT disk as well. There where no errors reported bat the system. After that I used FIPS.EXE to break the partion and then remove the second primary partion using FDISK from DOS. At this point the instruction state to reboot the system with the boot disk. When I do this the system hangs and the install is stoped at this point.
Number 9 PCI 4mb GSI Pro vedie card
Seagate 2.1 GB Medalest HD
ACER 8x EIDE CD Rom
ADTRON NE2000 nic card
Soundblaster 16 pnp
USRobotics Winmodem 28.8 (I know this will not work)
C: is running Windows 95 with no issues at all.
If you have any ideas for a salution for me I will be most grateful. I amso have Red Hat 4.0 and have tried that too and have the same results.
I would also like to know if I should try to install LILO befor running the boot and root disk.
The system hangs with no error reported to the screen on booting up with the BOOT disk that is in drive A. It appears that the init process never takes place at all.