Problems with new system

Nicholas J. Leon (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 20:05:38 -0500 (EST)

I'll try to make this quick ...

Brand new box, P100,16MB EDO, tried to boot from my linux floppies
(boot+root on one disk), after "Compressed image found at 400" I get a

Invalid compression format (err=2)<4>VFS: Insert root floppy ...

This disk works fine on 3 others pcs.

Things I've tried:

1) disabling EVERYTHING I could (ide,serial,parallel)
2) slowing everything down in BIOS
3) ran memtest 1.1
4) ran pcconfig/cachechk and other DOS utilities
5) stripped all the cards 'cept video

And it doesn't work. Neither does placing a HD with a valid filesystem
and booting from floppy.

DOS seems to work fine.

Any suggestions? The MB is a M-Tech's R528, 430HX, no overclocking

Nicholas J. Leon
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