It ran through most of the boot process just fine but kept hanging on
whatever comes after the line:
"sio1: type 16550A".
The floppy was in the drive and formatted (necessary according to the docs).
I was trying to run it on a 900Mhz P3 on an Asus BTX board. The board has
onboard ethernet that I know works, and I'd added a PCI NIC to it as well
(one for WAN connection, one for LAN).
I tried two different PCI NIC's but got to the same point w/both.
Another piece of information....I got it to bootup fine once or twice on an
old dual 166Mhz box, so I know the CD is ok.
I tried disabling most of what I could in the BIOS to see if something there
was causing it to hang, and after doing so, the only change was instead of
the last line being: "sio1: type 16550A" it hung like this:
sio1: type 16550A
Not sure wha the "a" is all about.
As far as I can tell, there's no way to pass config info in when booting up.
It just begins booting on powerup.