[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD 3.5 install on IBM Thinkpad 360X
joshmccormack at travelersdiary.com
Sat May 22 16:19:28 EDT 2004
G. Rosamond wrote:
> On May 22, 2004, at 12:22 PM, Josh McCormack wrote:
>> Anyone have any experience installing any OS to an IBM Thinkpad 360X?
>> It has no CD-ROM, and an external floppy. When I tried using the
>> OpenBSD 3.5 laptop floppy boot disk I got this:
>> ERR R
> Let me be more helpful Josh.
> This happens while it's reading from the floppy?
> 1. make sure you're using a decent floppy. I had a box of 50 compusa
> floppies a while back, and none of them were good.
> 2. do a low level format of the floppy on a UNIX box. This will reveal
> the errors that won't show up during a Win32 format.
I did a format using a Knoppix disk, and it looked like it verified fine
and the write was good. Here's a line by line of what I did once I
downloaded the laptop floppy disk from OpenBSD's FTP site:
dd if=floppyC35.fs of=/dev/fd0 bs=32k
But I still got the same error, as it was trying to load the floppy.
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