Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Feb. 03 2007,23:15
I found an old laptop I want to install DSL on:
20MB RAM, 512MB HD
PCMCIA Orinoco silver wireless card
**Currently machine has a working Win95 installation with working wireless.
I tried booting up with 'BG-Rescue Linux' the the Debian Boot disks, and get similar errors on floppy#2 (the root.img one)
With BG-Rescue Linux, Disk 1 runs fine and gets to the part where is asks for the floppy with the root image on it.
I put in flopyp#2, and I get errors:
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
then if I hit ENTER again I get a kernel panic error.
I also tried it with the Debian floppy boot.img and root.img install disks, and the SAME thing happens (disk one works fine, but when it won't load the root disk)
I tried 10 different floppy disks INCLUDING the boot disk that worked just fine, so I don't think it's really my media.
Currently machine has a working Win95 installation with working wireless. Is there anything I can perhaps do through Windows95 (copy files over from another PC, but then what?) There is only one partition on the drive, so I don't know how to make a new partition without removing windows.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.