Thu, 3 Dec 1998 16:22:31 -0800 (PST)

> Hi!
> I'm new in Linux and I've got a problem compiling a kernel.
> I have dual PENTIUM II motherboard with 128 Mb memory runing Red Hat
> Linux. I compiled the 2.1.128 Linux kernel using:

Did you enable the SMP option?

> make config
> make dep
> make bzImage
> make install
> Then I rebooted. When it starts, it goes to 40 column mode and
> says "NO ROM BASIC"

Pardon me, but it sounds like you just booted an Atari 400 (or maybe a
VIC 20, or possibly a Commodore PET ;-).

Seriously, this almost sounds like a virus has infected your boot block.
Can you boot off of floppy? Are you using LILO? Do you have more than
one OS on your system?

> Sincerely,
> K.V.P

Peter A. Castro ( or (

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