[pc110] fdisk problems

Daniel Griffith (tokka nospam at ppp.bekkoame.or.jp)
Thu, 4 Dec 97 02:58:58 +0900

hi all
I bought a used pc110 in Tokyo about a month ago - at 60,000 yen
with dock and floppy drive, I couldn't walk away from it:) I from the
beginning planned to use Linux on it, and now have the time to try to do
so, but have run into some problems that maybe somebody has an answer

As I use only Apple hardware, I have nothing with a parallel port, and so
a PLIP install is out:) I bought a D-Link 620 Parallel port network
adapter, but the setup software tells me that it can't find a adapter
connected. I have checked in the "Easy-SetUp" menu, that the parallel
port is enabled - is there anything else arcane that I should do enable
the port?

Also, I have tried to install RedHat 4.2, and the installer dies on me
when it gets to fdisk. I have tried to use RedHat 5 today, with the
formatting software "Disk Druid". This seems to work, but then the
installer tell's me it can't find a swap partition!

Now, if I try to use the boot disks in rescue mode, when it gets to the
prompt, I get a io error!!! is there a way to reset the bios?

I've installed 4.2 many times, with never a problem, even on a intel HW
emulator, but this has all got me stumped

I'm starting to think of buying more memory, and installing intel