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Old 02-24-2006, 05:45 AM   #1
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SLAX Popcorn Loadlin Problem

I downloaded SLAX Popcorn 5.0.6 and burned the image onto a CD. When I boot into Windows and try to run slax from a DOS prompt I get the following error:

LOADLIN v1.6c (C) 1994..2002 Hans Lermen <>

CPU is in V86-mode (may be WINDOWS, EMM386, QEMM, 386MAX, ...)
You need pure 386/486 real mode or a VCPI server to boot Linux
VCPI is supported by most EMS drivers (if EMS is enabled),
but never under WINDOWS-3.1 or WINDOWS'95.
(However, real DOS-Mode of WINDOWS'95 can have EMS driver with VCPI)
If loading via VCPI you also MUST have:
1. An interceptable setup-code (see MANUAL.TXT)
2. Identical Physical-to-Virtual mapping for the first 640 Kbytes

Your current DOS/CPU configuration is:
load buffer size: 0x00000000 , setup buffer size: 0x3E00
total memory: 0x00100000
CPU is in V86 mode
SetupIntercept: NO
stat2: cpu_V86, but no VCPI available (check aborted)
input params (size 0x007D):
..\vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 rw initrd=..\initrd.gz init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1
prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=4444 max_loop=255
LOADLIN started from DOS-prompt
WARNING: Not enough free memory (load buffer size)

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong??
Old 02-24-2006, 06:52 AM   #2
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SLAX Popcorn is a LiveCD, you need to boot into not run it from windows.


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