Re: bzdisk boot failure

A Guy called Tyketto (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 16:46:37 -0600 (CST)

> I compiled 2.0.27 with 'make bzdisk'. The compilation was successful, but
> when I tried to boot with the floppy, I got
> Loading....
> Followed by a repeating series of:
> 1010
> AX:0212
> BX:3400
> CX:0001
> DX:0000.
> The first one or two of these had different numbers, but after that they
> repeated as above.
> Using the bzImage file produced by the compilation with loadlin resulted
> in a successful boot.
> Is bzdisk broken somehow, or is there something I need to do? I only make
> the disks for use in case of problems.

First thing that I would assume, is that you're using a 720K disk to
load your kernel off of. I believe Linus stated back around the 1.3.70 stage
that low denisity disks will no longer work, no matter if you're using bzdisk
or zdisk. you will have to use a high density disk, loadlin, or LILO. Try
remaking bzdisk with a HD disk, and you should be fine..


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