How to install Linux on my machine?? HELP!!
Posted on 1998-12-12
I have a am486dx4 120mhz, 24 megs of ram, a trident svga video card, creative 8x cdrom set a slave, a 1.2 gig connor hd set as master, no modem, no nic, and one floppy. I have tried to load red hat 4.2, slackware, and caldera openlinux lite. Each reboot of the boot image on floppy results in this error:
-- System halted_
This is frustrating as I do not know how to fix the problem. I have tried numerous different floppies, that is not it. I even used a different floppy drive, that is not it either. The machine runs perfect with msdos 6.22, including the cdrom.
The only success I have had is starting the install of caldera openlinux from DOS. This works throught the complete installation. When I try and reboot for the first time the machine gives me the NO OPERATING SYSTEM error. I guess that has to do with the partitions and the boot program. I have no idea how to make this work. Any help is greatly appreciated.