floppy install keeps failing.
kline at thought.org
Tue Feb 3 10:08:07 PST 2004
On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 01:20:24AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
Well, I followed one suggestion that the
kern.flp mighthave been a dud. I re-formatted,
and re dd'd ./kern.flp onto the floppy. (It's a
new floppy, BTW.) After about 10 seconds of
the ASCII spinner, I get the same errs mentioned
Is there a newer version of these flp files?
Other than running a checksum, I'm at a loss.
> A few weeks ago I ftp'd the following flopping of 5.2
> to due a network sysinstall of a new upgraded HP Kayak.
> 53 -rw-r--r-- 1 kline wheel 53640 Jan 6 22:58 README.TXT
> 1448 -rw------- 1 kline wheel 1474560 Jan 6 22:53 drivers.flp
> 1448 -rw------- 1 kline wheel 1474560 Jan 6 22:55 fixit.flp
> 1448 -rw------- 1 kline wheel 1474560 Jan 6 22:50 kern.flp
> 1448 -rw------- 1 kline wheel 1474560 Jan 6 22:52 mfsroot.flp
> pf 0:52 <tao> 
> I should mention that aside from my 4mm SCSI tape drive,
> I'm converting the Kayak to all-IDE. I don't see how this
> could make any difference in my floppy/network install
> First, I insert kern.flp and boot. What happens has never
> happened before in the from-scratch floppy installs I've
> done over the years.
> I finally see printed to the screen an error message concerning
> "error 16 lba 128
> "NO /boot/loader"
> this followed by the floppy attempt to find a kernel. Something
> "Default 0(0,a)/kernel
> boot: error 16 lba 128"
> Note that prev. installs of RH-8.0 were done by CDROM,
> and upgrded over the net. tHis box will be my new DNS
> server and will be loaded for bear! ...Well, if i ever
> get 5.2 installed....
> Anybody have any clue where I've gon so terribly wrong!??
> thanks for any ideas,
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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