slackware 2.0.30 bare.i kernel doesn't boot on...
Posted on 1997-12-22
...P55XB2 Iwill ultra DMA 33 motherboard with P-200 MMX.
I am trying to install Slakware 3.3,
but I am not able even to boot the kernel.
I tried both floppy boot and loadlin boot:
loadlin c:\loadlin\bare.i\zimage root=/dev/ram rw
During the boot process the computer suddenly reboots,
without giving any message.
The last message I am able to read off the screen before the reboot is
"checking hlt instruction" message; there are 2-3 more lines after
it I am not able to read -- the machine goes off faster...
It's seems to be some kind of hardware conflict.
I removed all the hardware off the computer, that did not help.
(I left only the IDE Hard Disk with the on-board controller +
Diamond Stealth Video Card.)
I am able to work with Windows NT 4.0 (server!)
on the computer w/o any problems.
Thanks in advance.