Re: [pc110] Redhat 5.1 smooth install

Jon McClintock (jammer nospam at
Mon, 8 Jun 1998 17:21:20 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, INOUE Katsumi wrote:

> Hello linuxers!
> I just finished installing Redhat 5.1. It was as smooth as when I installed
> Slackware 2 years ago. X window worked easily, but only on external screen.
> I was a little disapponted when I tried to boot with compact flash inserted.
> LILO puts '040404' forever. I remember exact same thing happened 2 years ago.
> Is this the bug explained in Yongguang Zhang's homepage
> ??

Yup. I changed the code as he said, and it worked. Oh. You have to specify
the geometry of the flash card.

> I really want to use compact flash as a swap space, because compact flashes
> are really cheap these days. And if I use flash drive as a root as well,
> I imagine X on my PC110 could run as fast as on Pentium 75 !
> Am I too optimistic?

Never! I'm trying to do something along the same lines. Get a full linux
running entirely on a 20MB CF card. It's painful, but I'm getting there ;)