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Old 04-30-2005, 10:15 AM   #16
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I'd got some spare time today and tried TOM's RTBT

It starts up with

" Today is Settting Qrange, the 47th day of Doscord in the yold 3171
#

I assume # is the prompt. I am not able to give the 'dir' command;
I can give "cd bin" then the prompt changes but when I give
"dir" or "whoami" the command is not recognized.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 04:33 PM   #17
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I had suggested giving Tom's a try just to see if you had problems booting it also or not.
There is a list of the programs available when Tom's first starts up.
With Linux use "ls" to list a directories contents rather than "dir".
The command "less tomsrtbt.FAQ" will display the FAQ.
Tom's does have a limited command set since it is all on one floppy.
Tom's would not mount my FAT32 filesystem but I think it will mount a FAT filesystem.
Perhaps "mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt" to mount your hard disk then "ls /mnt" to list the contents.

I found that an easy way to get Zipslack on an old PC with no CD is to open the case and move the hard drive to a newer PC long enough to do any partitioning, formatting, copying of the zip file, and unzipping it.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 04:48 PM   #18
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"ls" did the trick for tom's. Even on my XP machine (I do not know if is is NTFS of FAT)
But on the other I've tried the bare.i and the rescue.gz on a laptop at work, but I received the same message and it also did not give a prompt, So I am pretty sure that I forget to give a command or so
I tried zipslack 10.1 but got a lot of faultmessages EIP wasn't ok ??
 
Old 05-01-2005, 01:09 AM   #19
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Looking over your posts, and getting back to 3.9, I see this in the Zipslack 3.9 FAQ:
Q10: The kernel freezes during the boot process!

A: The default Linux kernel included with ZipSlack contains drivers for
many of the most common SCSI cards. While these don't cause problems
on most systems, sometimes the hardware probing process can cause a
machine to hang at boot time. The solution for this is to obtain a
different kernel and install it in place of the default \linux\vmlinuz.

If your machine doesn't contain SCSI devices, you can use this kernel:

[old url...]/kernels/bare.i/bzImage

After downloading, copy it over the existing kernel:

COPY BZIMAGE \LINUX\VMLINUZ


I believe the kernel that is mentioned is here apparently misnamed as zImage instead of bzImage. (Yes, I know there is such thing as the old compress .z file, but either the name or the documentation is wrong in this case.)

I have never had to do that but maybe it would work for you.
The latest Zipslack FAQ mentions this also.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 01:46 PM   #20
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At last 3.9 is running......
I had to install a bigger hdd though so I could install win95 and from there unzip 3.9 onto C: and it worked.
Before 3.9 I'd tried 10.1 but when starting up it complained about kernel panic. So I was afraid the whole show was over, but as I said 3.9 is running.
So now starting with the study......

Thanks again for helping out

Wallie
 
Old 05-19-2005, 08:46 PM   #21
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At last 3.9 is running......
Great!
Your persistence has paid off on the installation.
Hope you have better luck setting it up and using it.
 
  


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