5.3 STABLE Boot CD Fails on PPRO 200 (BTX halted)

Brian Reichert reichert at numachi.com
Sat Mar 5 18:26:10 GMT 2005

On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 10:16:42AM -0500, Edwin Brown wrote:
> It's a Dell XPS Pro 200n system tag 72V98

I seem to recall recently that I needed to disable ATA DMA from
BIOS on a Dell to install 5.3-RELEASE.  See if that helps.

> CPU:  Pentium Pro 200MHz
> Chipset: Intel 82440FX 
> Memory: 128MB ECC SIMM
> BIOS: A06 released 01/08/1998 (the last bios for this computer) 
> IDE: (MSI DVD drive) (bootable secondary channel master)
>        (Maxtor 40GB hard disk) (bootable primary channel master) 
> I've also installed a promise ATA/133 card and tried to boot the
> computer with the
> CD and hard drive attached to that instead of the system board.
> However, that fails as well.
> I've gone ahead an installed from the floppies with the IDE devices
> attached to the motherboard. For some reason the floppies boot fine.
> Thanks for the reply,
> Edwin

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