Originally Posted by business_kid
sounds like you have run out of space on /boot. Is there any other distro installed? Have you a floppy? If so, you can boot from
and you can build Tom's linux under linux or under windows. Can you put the harddrive in another box running linux? If so run df -h and see what's going on.
Thanks for the advice and help. I did try both Windows and Linux versions of LiveUSB-Creator and they failed to create a bootable 2GB flash drive - tried Fat, Fat32, Ext4, NTFS, and either syslinux -d failed or the format type was unrecognized.
Since it looks like the IDE is out on my motherboard, I'll wait and spring for a SATA DVD drive and try again with the F14 DVD I burned.
If the /boot partition runs out of space, it would be good not to hose the ability to revert.