More Minix questions

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Tue Jul 6 00:21:23 1999

> I have an IBM PS/2 Model 50 that I'm trying to install Minix 2.0.0 on.
>I've read a considerable amount of documentation trying to get this to
>work. ;> I'm using 720k floppies, etc.. Minix boots, and I'm able to
>run 'setup,' but my problems begin when I use 'part.'
> I load up 'part,' and I select /dev/hd0, which is the type 30, 20Mb drive
>that's in the computer. When I try to read the partition table, I
> bios-hd0: can't read partition table
> Unrecoverable disk error on device 3/0, block 0

Hmmm, the PS/2 Model 50 is a Micro Channel based system IIRC, which wasn't
even supported under Linux until recently. Then there is the question of
what kind of HD does it have? If it's ESDI that might be a problem, though
at 20Mb, I'd guess a MFM drive, which shouldn't be a problem. I think the
real question is, does Minix 2.0 support the PS/2.

Unfortunaltly other than asking these questions, I can't be of any help.

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Received on Tue Jul 06 1999 - 00:21:23 BST

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