Subject: floppy boot problem
To: None <>
From: Yeng-Chee Su <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/1994 23:47:29
  I just built May 1st supped binary snapshot and make them as installation
floppies.  However, I've met some strange situation.  The boot floppy with
May 1st kernel can't be booted on some machine.  The syndrome is the system
panic when it change its root to fd0a and execute swapinit, then reboot.
Not all machines have such strange behaviour.  So far, I found all the
machines which has such problem are DX2-66.  But not all DX2-66 has such
problem.  I don't know when the kernel has such problem, but I runs April
18th snapshot and it runs fine.  What's wrong with it?

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