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Loading ramdisk  ---> Error 0x10

Posted on 1998-08-25
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trying to install Slackware 3.3 in my HP vectra 500 PC
made a boot disk :
e:\> rawrite bate.i a:
then tried booting from floppy a:
got the usual message :
Welcome to the Slackware Linux (v.3.2.0) bootkernel disk!
....
...
...
...
boot: <return>
Loading ramdisk...
Error 0x10
boot: ramdisk



any advice?

Thanks in advance
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Question by:joehsu
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by:somberlain
ID: 1630355
my install problems are usually due to bad blocks on a disk or it seems maybe rawrite just screws up sometimes.  get out a new floppy and rawrite another image, would be the first thing I'd do.
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by:JYoungman
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This is a media (CRC) error.  It most often happens when you try to use "preformatted" floppy disks.  Format the floppy on the machine you want to use it on, and then use RAWRITE.EXE again.

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stormerider earned 20 total points
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I've had many problems with RAWRITE myself.

First recommendation: Get 3.5 or at least 3.4, not 3.3. Newer releases have a lot of new features.

Second recommendation: If you have another linux box, use dd to create the floppy. Ie:
dd if=bare.i of=/dev/fd0 bs=8192

Don't get the if and of mixed up =) I = Input. O = Output. If you're doing it from a CD, you won't screw anything up. If you're ever copying your /vmlinuz to a disk and mess up you have one right toasted kernel.
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