Re: [pc110] fdisk problems

atenka nospam at
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 20:23:39 -0500 (EST)

Have you tried using DOS to exercise the hardware, making sure
that it works? Also, run PS2 and see if its setting might
mess up your parallel port configuration.

Good luck.

>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