this is not really a linux question, but then again it is, since the computer is(was) running linux...
I have a 'home-server'; a pentium I 120MHz. running slackware 9.
Recently i have shut it down to install a new CPU(P1 166MHz). After installing it and starting the machine again, the CPU was working fine and all, but at the point where the machine has to boot(either floppy or harddisk) it just locks up.
It is supposed to boot from floppy first, and if there is now floppy in the drive, it boots from harddisk. But it never event touches the floppy, it locks up before that point.
I have taken out/replaced almost any hardware(except the motherboard..). Another CPU won't work either. But the most worst part is, it doesn't even work whit the old CPU back in place.
Right now, when I boot the machine it gives a message "CMOS-checksum error, loaded defaults". It reports this message every time after a cold boot, which leads me to the conclusion that the BIOS is damaged (?)
Does this make any sense?
or has anyone any other thoughts?
I would like to bring to have this machine running again
thanks for any help..