Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 15 2007,04:53
I have an original Gateway 486 Micronics MB with a 340 Meg IDE drive, Mach 32 video card, a Ultrastor 34-f VESA SCSI card, a SCSI zip drive, and a 1 gig 1080S SCSI Empire Quantum drive. Also have 64 Meg of RAM, and a SCSI NEC 84 CD-ROM drive
I have DOS / WIN 3.1 on the IDE drive.
I can get DSL 4 to boot up - but only after I copied the knoppix files onto the C: DOS/WIN partition.
I mod'ed the boot floppy to include the 34-f driver, so that DSL could recognize the zip/cdr/Scsi hard drive. I installed DSL onto the SCSI drive.
Problem #1 - I can't get DSL to boot from the SCSI installation directly. I was able to mod a floppy to include the 34-f driver (because the motherboard bios doesn't support cdr boot), but then it can't find the scsi drive DSL installation.
Do I need to install some kind of boot-strap linux onto the IDE drive that boot straps me into the full installation onto the scsi drive?
Prob #2 - DSL boot floppy w/34-f driver recognizes the NEC 34 CDR but can't boot from the syslinux CD. It just spins the CD. Do I need to add another driver to the floppy?
I have spent alot of time on this - searching through FAQ's, etc. I know someone must have solved #1, and maybe #2. Can you help? I'm pretty computer savvy but haven't (sadly) had as much time as many of you to become zen-ful on DSL.
Thanks in advance for your help!