More Debian fun

Gene Collins collins at
Wed Apr 12 14:19:58 EDT 2000

Buddy, what kind of cdrom do you have in the machine?  Do you have
anything connected to the parallel port?  I was getting similar kinds of
problems on my laptop, and discovered that I had a parallel cable that
was only partially connected.  If you can give me more specifics on the
kind of disk controller you have, maybe there is some other driver I
need to include in the kernel.


>OK, so I'm trying to install Debian on my computer, and well, I think I'd
>finish the install eventually (I've done manual workarounds for things that
>don't quite go by themselves), except for a small problem. ... I keep
>getting these errors and the computer completely locks. At least one time I
>heard a "could not handle kernel paging request" error. ... And I'm not
>really sure why. I thought I might have power management turned on, but I
>don't. Only thing that I can think is wrong is a flaky system. I know, for
>instance, the video card's a POS video card, and I'm going to replace that
>straight away and try again. Also the network card could stand replacement,
>but sometimes I get these errors before any of the network stuff gets
>loaded. Any other ideas what might be causing this problem?
>K6-2-300 system with 32MB RAM and a 2GB hard drive and Trident 4DWave sound
>card; POS AGP video card, and POS NE2000 ISA ethernet card (on IRQ11 at
>BTW, there's no particular time that these errors happen, just kinda
>whenever. ... 
>Once I get that tackled, I'll try to get lilo to boot successfully off the
>hard drive. ...
>Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV
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