SCO 5.0.5 installation on 80GB HDD


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Hello,

I have a P4, 2.4GHz, 256MB ASROCK mainboard: I am trying to install sco 5.0.5 on an 80gb hdd IDE [seagate].

I have tried the following techniques:


1. using the updated wd btld image- no success [signal 6 termination error]
2. defbootstr biosgeom [even though the bios correclty identifies the drive]
3. use interactive divvy, make adjustments using dkinit/dparam during installation - installs fine but boots with stage 1 failure. I have also tried to repair the stage 1 failure but I hit another strange problem- my emergency disks wont just boot! I have recreated them many times and no luck.
4. I have even tried booting "tools" at prompt using installation disk and running the debug program but cant mount the drive let alone run fsck!

Now this is probably my thirtieth sco 5.0.5 installation and I have had problems before but all my previous installations are working great, I have even installed several RAID upto 260GB but this one.....

Please help I have run out of ideas.

I appreciate your help

clarence
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