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SubjectRe: reboot problem


On Wed, 18 Sep 1996, Hans Lermen wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Dale Scheetz wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Herbert Wengatz wrote:
> >
> > > I have (had?) the same problem. I've two nearly identical Machines, both
> > > have the same problem. - But yesterday I decided to toggle a little
> > > with the BIOS setup. - Eh' voila, one of them now boots through !!!
> > > (The other one isn't yet tested!)
> > >
> > > ... and I use Loadlin. :-)
> > >
> > Unless loadlin is setting the kernel up in such a way that it fails later
> > then there is no connection between loadlin and the failure. If loadlin
> > DOES set the kernel up differently than lilo, then it needs to stop doing
> > that.
>
> Sorry, but there is nothing Loadlin does like 'setting up the kernel',
> it just tries to mimic a 'resetted machine' then loads the kernel.
> Keep in mind that DOS, TSRs and driver all fiddle along with the hardware,
> hence beeing in DOS is not the same then having a freshly rebooted machine as
> LILO can expect.

I start loadlin directly from config.sys, with no previous 'common'-section,
so the only that are fiddling around are msdos.sys and io.sys!

> I know about these problems, and I tried to solve them, however I'm
> afraid that I can't solve them. One of my machines also have the same effect
> when rebooting from Windows 95 (and _did_ reboot from DOS 6.2), therefor
> this problem seems not to be Linux specific.

Linux _never_ reboots if started via loadlin. And its _only_ linux that
shows this behaviour, every DOS-Programm (that resets) and Windows works
correctly.

> Anyway, Linux needs not to be rebooted such often, hence pressing the
> reset button will not produce a bleeding finger :-)

Ok, i agree (only 2-3 times a day in my case). But i would be nice if it
works!

> Hans
> <lermen@fgan.de>


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