Re: Booting linux using Novell NetWare Remote Program Loader

Pavel Machek (
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 12:07:06 +0200


> > I found out I can boot it after little games with mars netware
> > emulator. However I have problems booting anything else than
> > freedos. Trying to boot zImage directly results in crc errors or in
> > errors in compressed data. Too much failures and too repeatable
> > (althrough ram seems flakey) for me to believe its hw.
> I bet that's the same problem I had booting a zImage directly from an
> El-Torito CD. The problem was the autoprobing for the floppy type
> performed by the boot loader. It detected a 2.88 drive and issued
> corresponding read requests (track x, 36 blocks; track x+1, 36 blocks;
> ...). The bios performs these request, but it emulates a 1.44 disk so
> the last 18 blocks of track x are actually the blocks from track x+1.
> In my case I did not even got a crc error but an immediate reboot.
> I removed the autoprobing from bootsect.S and fixed it to 1.44MB format
> et voila, it worked perfectly.

Do you have patch to do that?

The best software in life is free (not shareware)!		Pavel
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