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SubjectRe: bzdisk boot failure
On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, A Guy called Tyketto wrote:

> > I compiled 2.0.27 with 'make bzdisk'. The compilation was successful, but
> > when I tried to boot with the floppy, I got
> >
> > Loading....
> >
> > Followed by a repeating series of:
> >
> > 1010
> > AX:0212
> > BX:3400
> > CX:0001
> > DX:0000.
> >
> > The first one or two of these had different numbers, but after that they
> > repeated as above.
> >
> > Using the bzImage file produced by the compilation with loadlin resulted
> > in a successful boot.
> >
> > Is bzdisk broken somehow, or is there something I need to do? I only make
> > the disks for use in case of problems.
>
> First thing that I would assume, is that you're using a 720K disk to
> load your kernel off of. I believe Linus stated back around the 1.3.70 stage
> that low denisity disks will no longer work, no matter if you're using bzdisk
> or zdisk. you will have to use a high density disk, loadlin, or LILO. Try
> remaking bzdisk with a HD disk, and you should be fine..

Nope, it's a 1.44 HD. The file is ~420K. What file type is the boot
disk? It won't mount as ext2 or any of the other types I have defined.

Bob

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