Re: available now for testing only

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 06:12:02 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) greetings Bob,

When using some older machines(UART 16450 serial ports) 9600k is just about as fast as data can be transmitted reliably.
If using an internal modem or aftermarket serial card (UART 16550+)
you should be able to attain higher speeds.
 As far as being unable to open an initial console, I've encountered this problem with several other Linux distributions, usually it has to do with settings in /etc/inittab??? last setting in the consoles section either vt100 or Linux
BTW: I was gone on vacation for 7 uh..........I needed it*grin*


>Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 07:41:29 -0500
>Subject: Re: available now for testing only
>After a week of messing around I have almost got Winsor's
>copy of working on the old '486.
>I transferred the 17 meg file using Minicom at 38,400k with
>zmodem, about 90 minutes. Higher speeds worked but produced
>some errors and I wasn't certain they were being corrected?
>Of course zmodem refused to work until I obtained the latest
>version [lrzsz-0.12.18-1] I could find and installed it in
>both boxes? Once done it works slick and I have a separate
>config file in minicom for serial port transfers. The best I
>could do with Windows Direct Connection in the past was
>I also had to install another hard drive formatted for DOS
>6.22 and obtained the latest pkunzip for dos, another
>adventure in software installation since the C drive had
>only 5 meg's allotted to DOS. I had squeezed RH-5.2 into
>about 160 meg's on a 200 meg drive. Drive D is 250 megs.
>Now when I start [mu105] Linux the boot process quits with
>the following message extracted from /var/log/dmesg -
>- - - - - - - - - - - - -
>Partition check:
> hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
> hdb: hdb1
>UMSDOS Beta 0.6 (compatibility level 0.4, fast msdos)
>Mounting root
>VFS: Mounted root (umsdos filesystem).
>Unable to open initial console.
>Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>Note: I am not sure my DOS installation is perfect since it
>is made up of files I extracted from a set of OEM disks that
>insists on reformatting the drive in the setup process. I am
>contemplating redoing that next which will require
>reconstructing everything. I've lost count of how many times
>I've reformatted and installed stuff on the old '486 in the
>last week!
>Bob Goodwin - Durant, Florida
>Red Hat Linux release 7.0
>Kernel 2.2.16-22 i586
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