[brluglist] Re: Continuing Saga
cusachs at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 16 20:13:25 CDT 2001
So far the floppy drive hasn't recovered, but I haven't removed it and checked
out the jumpers.
Tried again on install, and, using the LSU CDs got through install. There was
an error early on, but I couldn't catch the text spread out on the screen. It
went through installing 519 packages, asked a few questions, made a boot
floppy, and started to reboot. It gets through the list of devices and hangs.
Tried reset several times, with the same result. Perhaps this is progress; at
least it keeps me busy. Afraid I'm not going to be the poster boy for building
one's own Linux box anytime soon, but I'm building character.
At 07:16 PM 7/15/01 -0500, you wrote:
<em>>At 07:04 PM 7/15/01, you wrote:
<em>> >The plot thickens. Decided to check out the hard drives with Partition
<em>> >Made rescue diskettes. Booted the Linux box with the first
<em>> diskette. It asked
<em>> >for the second. Inserted it. Failure. But I was at the A:\ prompt, so
<em>> I did DR
<em>> >with the *second* diskette in the drive, but the display showed the
<em>> first. Made
<em>> >sure they are indeed disketts 1 and 2 with proper label.
<em>> >Somehow the Linux box diskette drive fails to notice that the diskette
<em>> has been
<em>> >changed......remember reading something about that. Probably need to take
<em>> >it in to a shop better equipped to trace the hardware.
<em>> >Anybody want to guess why it doesn't install booting from CD? I
<em>> haven't a clue.
<em>>I remember a situation where only the first diskette was recognized, and
<em>>the second still showed as the first. When I took it in to the dealer,
<em>>they pulled out a can of air and blew out the dust. Then it worked just
<em>>fine. Hopefully your floppy problem is as simple.
<em>>Terry Stockdale -- tas at dadstoy.net -- Baton Rouge, LA
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