Re: [pc110] fdisk problems

Alan Cox (alan nospam at
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 19:07:36 +0000 (GMT)

> 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


> 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

It shouldnt be dying. I installed 4.2. Does your unit have 8Mbytes of RAM
or more ?

> 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?

An I/O error indicates a probable disk error. If there is nothing on the
PCMCIA drive you care about reformat it using the DOS fdisk off a floppy or
the flash drive and see if you get bad blocks... maybe it was cheap for
a reason.