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Old 10-29-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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need help booting puppy on an old IBM

I'm new to Linux. I have an old IBM 333 PC that I have been running DSL on. I am trying to boot Puppy from CD to test it out. The CD works on other systems but on this one I'm getting:
Searching for Puppy files in Computer disk drives...
ide-cd: cmd 0x28 timed out
hdc: lost interupt
... this message repeats forever ...

I have reformated the hd to fat32 but no difference. Like I said the DSL CD boots fine, can see the hd and save its backup files there.
Any ideas?
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You may want to try passing "ide=nodma" to the kernel.
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That was it! Thanks for your reply. I now have puppy booting on this old PC.


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