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Subject: Re: Linux on USB HD
From: Joseph Jones (joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net)
Date: 2004-09-10


Ronald Teune wrote:
> How much doesn't it boot?
> Does it say something like "trying to boot from usb...", and what
> happens after that? Or doesn't it mention usb at all?
> Did you try other usb devices (flash?) Maybe the computer doesn't wait
> enough for the disk to spinup, or some other hd related issue, or
> unsupported usb chip (or am i stupid to assume this...?)
> does booting ms-dos work? Like this: hook it up to a win98 pc, do a sys
> e: (where e is the drive of the jukebox), make the partition active,
> and check if it boots.
>
> about compiling rockbox: i'm happy with bluechip's solution, but maybe
> others like yours better.
> And I'm gonna try Feather Linux... I have a spare 100MHz laptop for
> which I need to find a good linux :)
>
> Good luck,
> Ronald
>
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:47:49 +0100, Mat Holton
> <mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I have recently tried to get my FMR booting into a version of Linux
>> (namely Feather - a 60Meg version designed for use on flash cards)
>> but although my PC is set to boot from USB and I have run
>> SysLinux.exe on the drive it does not boot. Any ideas?
>>
>> My ultimate goal is to have a small bootable Linux, setup and ready
>> for compiling Rockbox - it would be a nice to have this available
>> for the Rockbox 'community' too?
>>
>> Problem is a) I c an't boot the damn thing! and b) I'm no Linux Guru
>> anyway....mind you, I should be able to figure out anything neccasary
>> for the latter....
>>
>>
>> Any ideas? Help would be appreciated - and I know there's some Linux
>> freaks around here!
>>
>> mat
>>
>> "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire
>> off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams ... glitter in the dark
>> near Tanhauser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost ... in time,
>> like tears ... in rain. Time ... to die."
>>
>>
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Booting it from dos wont work, DOS lacks USB drivers.

Joe
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