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Author Topic: VL5.9-Light-FINAL - ibm 240x  (Read 1545 times)

oski

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VL5.9-Light-FINAL - ibm 240x
« on: December 10, 2008, 09:09:10 am »

Hi,

New to the forum, this is my first post.

I have a ibm 240x, 192 MB memory, 30GB HDD.

Trying to install VL5.9-Light with the iso in my C drive, and as this ibm only boots from FDD or HDD, I have the floppies ready.

The installation stops, without installing LILO, with error "Cannot find kernel (vmlinuz)".

Boot again with the floppies and try to repair LILO but got same error.

Mounted my /dev/hda2 where root is, and confirmed that in ls boot there are initrd and vmlinuz@.

Any suggestions on how to get VL installed? 
Any help will be much appreciated.

Cheers!!!
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nightflier

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Re: VL5.9-Light-FINAL - ibm 240x
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 02:05:57 pm »

Looks like the kernel doesn't get copied over to the hard drive correctly.

So you can boot into the installed system using the boot floppies?
Is the ISO on hda1?
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oski

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Re: VL5.9-Light-FINAL - ibm 240x
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 02:38:57 pm »

Hi,

1. Yes I can boot using the floppies and mount hda3 ( my root partition)
2. Yes the iso is in /dev/hda1 a fat 32 partiton.

Many thanks
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oski

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Re: VL5.9-Light-FINAL - ibm 240x
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 07:56:59 am »

Hi,

Tried again installing VL5.9 St, but had the same problem with lilo configuration with errors.

So downloaded a grub floppy, booted into VL5.9Std and finished the configuration, including wifi and installed lilo from vasmcc > FileSystem > Boot loader > install LILO.
Everthing is working OK, and I am happy with the speed and options of VL. Will probably have a go to VL5.9-Light next week

Just one more question: any tips to speed up the booting? It is usually slow in the TP 240x but....faster will be better.

Many thanks
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nightflier

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Re: VL5.9-Light-FINAL - ibm 240x
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 08:22:19 am »

Nicely done  :)

To improve boot speed you want to make sure you only run the services you need. For instance, if you connect via wired ethernet, you can forego DHCP configuration and use manual settings. The window manager also makes a difference. JWM or Fluxbox would be among the faster ones.
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