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Cannot boot Slackware 3.4 bootdisk!

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This is a tricky one, I suspect. I have downloaded the A and AP disksets from www.cdrom.com including bare.i and color.gs. After that, I successfully created the boot- and rootdisk. The only problem is: when I reboot, my computer reads a single track or so from disk and hangs. Annoying...

There's nothing wrong with the disk. I tried the disk on my trusty 486, and it worked fine. Therefore, I think it might be a hardware problem. Now, listen to this: OS/2 Warp 3 won't install either! Here's the info...

Processor: 486 66/Pentium 200MMX  
Memory: 24MB/64MB
Motherboard: Yes/Via VXPro
Video card: Cirrus/S3 Virge DX
Hard drive: IDE/UltraDMA
BIOS: Award/Award Flash

Now, if you solve this one, I'll buy you a beer if you ever
visit Sweden.  :-)
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This is just a something for you to look at. I do not know if it will work but its a shot.1: If you have Win95 OSR2 you will need a special boot disk.If you have a scsi hard drive you will need a differnt boot disk.Hope this will help. jesse.laeuchli@usa.net
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this is just to know the problem exactly i have a similar problem  but the image dosent hang as you put it .. when i used slackware 2.0.x  the machine zimply reboots after umcompressing the kernel ,, by some grace i found out that by pressing the return key while it uncompresses the image boots and now i have a decent installation of linux

this time tried the trick with redhat but to no effect : here the images zimply refuse to boot
but using a boot disk of slackware and root images of redaht might work !!
the advice i got was a fauty memory chip .. well i havnt tried that yet .....
my config is :
166 Pentium MMX
32 mb ram
2.1 gb HD
video card : dayota , cirrus chip :5664
mother board :some  KX  series
ide Hd

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