Linux install difficulty.....
Posted on 1999-07-24
OK, I raise my hands and lower my head in shame!!!
....forgive me oh guru for I have sinned...I have
been unsuccessful at an operation as basic as Linux
I have a basic AT PC (Pentium 166), IDE hard disks plus CD ROM all pretty standard stuff. I have attempted to
boot Linux (Slackware 3.4/3.5) from floppy - boot works fine however on
reaching the message:
VFS: Insert Linux root disk and press Enter
......this I do and then nothing. The drive light
remains permantly lit and thats it. This happens
every time. I am using boot = bare.i and root = color.gz
I have tried both different disks and different install
files but nothing, I never get beyond the VFS: message
I must confess I have managed to install Linux in the past using an early release.
Can anyone help