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Old 11-01-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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Booting Linux from OS/2


I have an old IBM PS/1 (386) with Slackware 3.4 installed and kernel 2.4.18, and I'm all set to go. Problem is, I can't seem to boot to it. On my 80 MB HD I have a 16 MB swap and the rest is ext2, labeled as bootable. I have LILO in the MBR, and my PS/1 has a broken floppy that can't be replaced. Still, it just loads OS/2 and I get the stupid Quadscreen. I guess it's loaded into ROM. Here's my question: how can I boot into Linux instead of OS/2? Boot disks are out of the question.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:05 PM   #2
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are there any dip switches or jumpers on the mobo to clear the rom or reset it?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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Can't find them.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:59 PM   #4
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here is a link that may help. there is a downloadable file that is supposed to allow for some setup mods.

http://www.nothingtodo.org/classiccmp/2121a82.htm

hope this helps, post any success, good luck.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks Peace! I'll try it out right away.
 
  


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