[syslinux] ASUS P4-TE
rehe at mail.desy.de
Tue Mar 26 12:38:22 PST 2002
I'm trying to install a suse-linux via network on a machine with a asus
p4te-mainboard (BIOS-rev 1005). There is a known problem with some screwed
up bios call that locks up the fdc which got "worked around" in recent
kernel versions. I'm depending on the floppy because there is a file
on it which is read during installation.
So I create a boot-floppy from a 2.4.18 kernel and it detects the fdc. But
if i create a boot-floppy the suse-way with the latest syslinux version
and a 2.4.18 image the kernel denies knowledge again.
I found quite some issues with "braindead" bioses in the mailing-list
archives and now i wonder if this particular mainboard features such a
Please let me know, even if i'm completely wrong - i'm working on this
problem for quite a while and with every day it get's more and more
frustrating not to know what to do about it.
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