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Offline _Josue_

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Unable to boot. (boot aborted)
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:40:52 PM »
Hello there. I'm not sure if  this is the correct section for this but I'm seeking for help. I seem to be unable to boot tiny core linux. I am using CorePlus current and I have a very very very old Pentium II (well not exactly a pentium II a Pentium II type celeron ) with 192 mb of RAM (I think it should be enough) which is still running windows 2000 and I wanted to wipe it and install Tinycore, but I can't even seem to boot it! I have already searched in google for the error that prompts, I have already tried many things, a lot of the commands and command combinations but all I get is this error:

Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM:
Aborted



or:



Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
Loading /boot/vmlinuz. aborted.

All it says is "aborted" Nothing else!


The machine has this processor: x86 family 6 model 6 stepping 5 which is a Celeron (Pentium II-based) Mendocino newbielink:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_microprocessors#Celeron_.28Pentium_II-based.29 [nonactive]
And 192 MB of RAM.


I don't believe that internet connection is absolutely necessary to boot.


Thanks a lot in advance.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 09:49:39 PM by _Josue_ »

Offline polikuo

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Re: Unable to boot. (boot aborted)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 12:23:31 AM »
How about the older builds ? (6.x, 5.x, 4.x ...etc.)
Maybe the latest kernel does not support your machine.
The gcc extension used to have a bug that use SSE2 instead of SSE even when it is told to use SSE.
I guess that could have happened to the latest kernel as well.

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Re: Unable to boot. (boot aborted)
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 12:41:17 AM »
After some googling ....
Holy sh!t !  :-[
OMG !  :o
Your processor only have MMX, not even SSE is supported.
Try out the older builds, maybe one of them would work.
Or you may need to compile your own kernel.  :(

192 mb of RAM (I think it should be enough)
Yes, the minimum is 36M if you want to go extreme. (An absolute minimum of RAM is 46mb, see F&Q)

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I don't believe that internet connection is absolutely necessary to boot.
No, it's not required just to boot.

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Re: Unable to boot. (boot aborted)
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 01:04:02 AM »
That sounds like the bootloader failing instead of the kernel. Isolinux does not like something in your BIOS, there's google hits for the same on other P2's.

To work around that, you may have to install another Linux system first, then do a manual install of TC on top, using that system's bootloader. An older version of TC would use older isolinux, so they may also work.

edit: With machines of that era, network boot and floppy boot are also options.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 01:05:57 AM by curaga »
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Re: Unable to boot. (boot aborted)
« Reply #4 on: Today at 04:42:45 AM »

192 mb of RAM (I think it should be enough)
Yes, the minimum is 36M if you want to go extreme. (An absolute minimum of RAM is 46mb, see F&Q)
Yeah. That's what I thought I had seen.

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I don't believe that internet connection is absolutely necessary to boot.
No, it's not required just to boot.
Just as I thought.

That sounds like the bootloader failing instead of the kernel. Isolinux does not like something in your BIOS, there's google hits for the same on other P2's.
Uhmm... it seems I didn't come across that.

To work around that, you may have to install another Linux system first, then do a manual install of TC on top, using that system's bootloader. An older version of TC would use older isolinux, so they may also work.

edit: With machines of that era, network boot and floppy boot are also options.
Well, I tried what you said: an older version of Tinycore, but after trying some older versions such as 4.7.7 I had to go back up to version 1.4.3 to be able to boot my old piece of scrap. I don't know if I should have tried versions 2 or 3.
Anyways finally succeeded!
Now let's see what else can be done with it. I hope 1.4.3 is not too old and  I will still be able to format it and make it work.
Thanks a lot for your help! See ya and God bless you!
« Last Edit: Today at 04:49:34 AM by _Josue_ »

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Re: Unable to boot. (boot aborted)
« Reply #5 on: Today at 06:12:11 AM »
Anyways finally succeeded!
I hope 1.4.3 is not too old and  I will still be able to format it and make it work.

Congratulations !  :D
Have you installed any bootloader on your hard disk yet ?
Such as grub-0.97
http://tinycorelinux.net/install_manual.html

After installing the bootloader, you can try out newer build with it.
Just modify the config file.  ;)
Good luck !
« Last Edit: Today at 06:20:08 AM by polikuo »