IBM 600E laptop installation

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Wed Aug 24 22:03:21 PDT 2005

:I recently acquired a IBM 600E laptop; I tried installing DragonFly 1.2.5
:(latest image from Chlamidiya) on it.  No luck - right after "Loading up
:/boot/loader... found", it shows a couple columns of text (crash output?)
:for a fraction of a second, and reboots.
:The DragonFly CD works in other machines; a Ubuntu Linux live CD works in
:this 600E.  So, from this inexhaustive deduction, it seems the DragonFly
:boot loader is hitting something it really doesn't like.  Any suggestions?
: I don't have the connector handy to pull out the laptop drive and install
:using it in another PC, which would be my next step.

    You can try bypassing /boot/loader by breaking out of the boot
    sequence at the boot2 prompt, then booting the kernel directly.
    I'm not entirely sure that that works with the CD, but you can try
    (hitting escape before /boot/loader loads).

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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