5.3 STABLE Boot CD Fails on PPRO 200 (BTX halted)
edwin.brown at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 19:29:15 GMT 2005
Thanks for the ideas. It appears this machine has a pretty crippled
BIOS from dell. There's no way to turn off DMA. So, I'm just going to
stick with booting from the floppies for installs as required.
Thanks for the thoughts. At least I've got something to work with if I
run into this on another machine.
On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 13:26:08 -0500, Brian Reichert <reichert at numachi.com> wrote:
> 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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