IBM PS/2 SCSI-Subsystem Linux Support

Bootdisks for IBM Microchannel Machines

Linux comes encapsulated in a variety of distributions. For the most important distributions, bootdisks are available to install the system on a computer. Here is my collection of bootdisks that I found or that I made (everything under construction, for now!).

The (gzip-edition) is the raw bootdiskimage compressed by gzip. You can decompress it using gzip -d file or using the gunzip tool. Under MS-DOS/WINXXXX you can use rawrite to copy it on a 1.44 MByte 3.5 inch diskette. Under UNIX systems, please use dd if=bootimage of=/dev/fd0, if the 3.5 inch drive represents drive A:.

Troubleshooting for Downloads

  • Netscape Navigator (Mozilla): To download the files, do not click on the file-links, but do the following instead: Just move your mouse above the link and click the right button. From the popup-menue select save link as .... After some seconds you will be prompted to enter or to select a filename to store the bootdisk image.
  • MS Internet Explorer: In standard configuration, clicking on the bootimage files will prompt you for saving the file. If not, do the following: Move your mouse over the link and press the right mouse-button. Afterwards, select from the popupmenue the option Save target as ... or Ziel speichern unter .... This should correctly save your file.


Last content changes: 30 November 2000

Content created and/or collected by:
Louis Ohland, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, David Beem, Tatsuo Sunagawa, Jim Shorney, Tim Clarke, Kevin Bowling, Tomáš Slavotínek, and many others.

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