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Re: partboot.img doesn't fit

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: partboot.img doesn't fit
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 06:45:43 +1100
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On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 06:55:01AM -0500, D Singh wrote:
> Using DOS standard formatting tools (e.g. format.exe) I get a usable floppy
> disk size of 1,457,664 bytes (2847 allocation units, 512 bytes per
> allocation unit). What other DOS/Windows tool would you recommend I use so
> that I would get an effective size of 1.44MB? (I'm running Windows 98).


> Also, do you know, or could you direct me to somebody who knows, the
> solution to a problem I'm having loading Linux on a new Compaq Presario
> 905US laptop. Very early in the installation phase of loading Redhat's Linux
> 8.0 I receive a "Spurious 8259a interrupt: IRQ 7" message, and the system
> hangs. I've tried to boot using Linux pci=off, which eliminates the message
> and the installation appears to work, but after the system tries to boot I
> get a kernel panic.

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