pentium 100 woes.

Shaun Oliver shauno at
Thu Dec 27 09:01:06 EST 2001

I can't even get the thing to come up with 2.2.16 kernel
I've had people look at the screen and all I get is funny characters.
I get a lilo prompt but fuck all else.
after no less than 10 reboots I get it to come up talking.
I sometimes get a crc error which suggests that the checksums aren't quite
I've just about run out of ideas here.
and another thing, I can never get it to boot from the hard drive only via
the installation disk.
so for now i"m on windows until I can get it to boot first time every time.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Holmes" <steve at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 12:51 AM
Subject: Re: pentium 100 woes.

> Sure can't hurt to try the LBA support but I doubt it is really necessary
> for the 2 gig drive. When it fails do you get any funky errors? I have one
> machine (old 486/66) which keeps giving me loss of interrupt messages with
> a 2 gig drive on the second IDE controler. When I put it on my primary
> controler, the machine just hangs and I don't even get a lilo boot prompt
> or any of that. LBA did not help that situation. I ended up having to
> stick to 2.2.19 kernel on that box to get around the loss of interrupt
> problems. For some strange reason, I could never get a 2.4 kernel to run
> on that box.
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> > hi guys,
> > I just recently aquired a pentium 100 to turn into a linux box.
> > my problem is however,
> > I cannot get the machinte to boot first time every time.
> > would anyone have any idea as to why this is?
> > just to give a quick background,
> > I have a 2Gb hard drive as my primary drive which has my root filesystem
> > mounted on it as well as a 165Mb swap partition.
> > my /usr/local and /home directories are mounted on my second drive which
> > is a 4Gb broken up into 3 partitions.
> > and the 3rd partition on that drive is a fat32 partition.
> > my question is, would I need to add a line to my lilo.conf to tell my
> > machine to use lba support or is the problem more serious than that?
> > I have found that after much swearing and at the very least 10 reboots,
> > get linux to come up.
> > thanks in advance for any help
> >
> >
> >
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