[BL] BL not booting on Compaq Armada 1573DM

baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Mon Feb 25 22:50:04 EST 2008

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:

> Message from Sindi:
> Compaq Armada 1573DM   233MHz, 32MB
> Dropped off by a friend without hard disk and no comments.
> Two-floppy BL3.50 (lilo) gets stuck after many lines of:
> CPU#0:  Machine check exception:  0x  107D08 (type 0x 9)
> David Moberg's syslinux 1-floppy USB linux with kernel 2.4.31 just stops
> loading on the second line (initrd.gz?).  I think his kernel is somewhat
> modeled on BL3 kernels.

BL2.1 2-floppy version (loadlin, kernel 2.2.16) boots perfectly.

I will experiment using ramdisk Bl2.1 with loadlin and various kernels.

This is the first computer where loadlin has worked when lilo has not.


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