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SubjectRe: Problems with new system

I had this happen once.. Swapped out the floppy drive and it was fine.
Perhaps either that system or the one you wrote the floppy images with was
just slightly out of alignment.

Try swapping the floppy drive out. Bet it works. Either that, or maybe
copy the image files over with DOS if you can, and write them onto the
boot disks with rawrite with the machine thats going to use them.

On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Nicholas J. Leon wrote:

> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 20:05:38 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Nicholas J. Leon" <lists-nicholas@binary9.net>
> Reply-To: nicholas@binary9.net
> To: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
> Subject: Problems with new system
>
> I'll try to make this quick ...
>
> Brand new box, P100,16MB EDO, tried to boot from my linux floppies
> (boot+root on one disk), after "Compressed image found at 400" I get a
>
> Invalid compression format (err=2)<4>VFS: Insert root floppy ...
>
> This disk works fine on 3 others pcs.
>
> Things I've tried:
>
> 1) disabling EVERYTHING I could (ide,serial,parallel)
> 2) slowing everything down in BIOS
> 3) ran memtest 1.1
> 4) ran pcconfig/cachechk and other DOS utilities
> 5) stripped all the cards 'cept video
>
> And it doesn't work. Neither does placing a HD with a valid filesystem
> and booting from floppy.
>
> DOS seems to work fine.
>
> Any suggestions? The MB is a M-Tech's R528, 430HX, no overclocking
> (yet!).
>
>
> N!
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Nicholas J. Leon nicholas@binary9.net
> "Elegance through Simplicity" http://www.binary9.net/nicholas
>
> Any sufficiently advanced hairstyle is indistinguishable from nature.
>
>


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