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HI,
I have Sco Unix System V/386 on some floppies
When I boot from the disk I am left with a prompt
I do a "dir" and find the only executable to be "unix"
so I type unix
It proceeds to load the kernel unix .text
then unix .data
A new screen is displayed with various values for hardware
   that I have
then it says:

Panic: srmounfun - Error 6 mounting rootdev hd (1/40)
Trying to dump 8096 pages to dumpdev hd (1/41) a block 0
Error 6 openning dumpdev (1/41)
0 paged dumped

Safe to power off or press a key to reboot

Why does it crash like this
It seems like a hard drive problem
I have a 3.1 gig WD, running win95 & winNT
does it need a Sco UNIX file system or something
there was no copy of fdisk on the disks

Help?
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Question by:hirbyfam
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frederico earned 200 total points
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The problem is because of the size of the Hard drive.
There is a pacht available for some versions of SCO-UNIX
but I do not now the exact name.
Please post a message at comp.unix.sco.misc with all the
information required for us to answer e.g.
SCO - UNIX 3.2.4v4.2
and you will get an answer.

Best regards
Frederico
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by:skaleem
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SCO UNIX 3.2.4 cannot be booted from floppy (unless you are using the emergency boot disk). It does require to be installed (from the installation disks) on the hard drive to boot from the hard drive. In addition, SCO UNIX requires that it's boot/root partition is in the first 1024 blocks on the hard drive. If it is not, then SCO UNIX will not boot. SCO UNIX does try to identify all equipment that it knows about from the original installation.

What is happening is that SCO UNIX is trying to find it's boot/root partition on the HD, and is not finding it. That is why it is panicking. You need to re-format your disk, install SCO UNIX, then install WIN95 and WIN NT in another partition. Also note that WIN NT does change the boot block of the HD so it can control how NT boots.
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