> > - With the 1.2.11 kernel, it freezes up when it asks for the
> > root floppy. Interestingly enough, this does not happen if
> > I unplug the mouse before I boot.
> Yeah, that's really interesting. I must admit that I haven't tried
> to boot with the mouse plugged in yet. Thanks for the bug report,
> I'll check that.
> > - Booting 1.2.11 with a bare root floppy and only /bin/sh provides
> > me with a '#' prompt, but any attempts to type in anything result
> > in complaints about 'keyboard: unrecognized scancode (xx)', or
> > 'keyboard: unknown scancode (xx)'. Although, when the shell finally
> > gets a carriage-return, it complains about 'xxxxx; not found' (to be
> > expected), so at least the shell seems ok.
There is definatly some wierd bug with the keyboard; earlier I had a similar
problem for the first keystroke I did. Later on the bug magically dissappeared
for me: no bug -> no debugging :-(
> The 1.3.x kernels are just "guaranteed to compile" :-) Jokes aside,
> work is in progress here and nobody expected one of the 1.3 kernels
> to run. However, at least it's good to hear that something works, even
> if it's only a panic message :-)
Oh yes - especially considering that I *never* booted a 1.3.x kernel ...
I'll fix the patching bugs when I finally reached Linus' release. As I
wrote before I'd like all the 1.3.x kernels to be considered to be snapshots
of what I'm working on and nothing else. Expect a better tested release