Re: [pc110] Can't get PC110 to boot from floppy to begin install

Matthew Hershenson (mjh nospam at
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 09:42:36 -0800 (PST)

I made the boot disk with the "RAWRITE.EXE" utility on the Red Hat 5.0
CD and took the image from the BOOT.IMG file on the same CD. For
trying Red Hat 4.2, I used the same RAWRITE.EXE from the 5.0 CD and I
found the BOOT.IMG file in an on-line archive of Red Hat 4.2.

> > I also saw that "Alan's PC110 Page" described success with Red
> > Hat 4.2, so I got the boot floppy image for Red Hat 4.2 off the net
> > and made a boot floppy from it, but the same thing happened - the
> > PC110 won't boot off it.
> That message is from the bios saying the disk is not bootable. How
> did you go about making the disk image
> > The unit is a model YDW. One thing I don't understand is that when it
> > boots, it says 07808 KB OK; I thought it should have 8MB of RAM. I
> > don't know if this is relevant or in any way related.
> Some of it goes in ROM shadows and stuff. The RH installed needs 8Mb, but
> it should just about go ok in 7808K
> Alan