Re: Redhat 4.0 install pronlem on UDB

Rolf Karlstad (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:31:01 -0600 (CST)

> I'm having a little trouble during the install. When I boot from the
> CD and go through the first few screens it will lock up when it tries
> to initialize the swap space. If I try to skip the swap space, it will
> lock up on the first filesystem that it tries to create. This is
> identical to what happens if I use the same CD images on floppies.
> I'm also using the milo image (2.0.18) that came on the CD, although
> the loadlin is a little older.
> So, I went to the Redhat site and found the newer ramdisk.img that
> made some reference to UDB's not recognizing filesystems. When I
> go through the install using this image, it will reboot about 1 second
> after starting to initialize the swap space. It will also lock the
> machine if swap is skipped and a filesystem is attempted to be formatted.
> My machine is a VX42B-F2, 233MHz UDB, with 88MB RAM. I have the 518MB
> drive that came with it and an external toshiba CD-ROM. The only other
> difference is that I have a #9 video card in it -- but that just means
> that I have to boot with two heads until I can compile a new kernel.
> (I don't have to, but I can, so there. ;)
I'll just say that I have run into that hangup before, I had to degrade my
128 MB ram machine to 63 MB (in milo, setenv MEMORY_SIZE 63) to make anything
work, I am using an eb164, though, and the claim is that I have a bad serial
ROM at U12...

just my 2 cents.

Rolf Karlstad
University of Minnesota

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