Major Linux installation problems?? HELP?
Posted on 1998-12-12
My machine is 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 each of the three different versions, of the boot image on floppy results in this error:
-- System halted_
This error occurs when I try and boot from the floppy when it is created with rawrite from the linux cd. But when 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, using install.bat. 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.