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Subject: Re: Linux on USB HD
From: Mat Holton (mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com)
Date: 2004-09-10


>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?
It tries to boot, then displays part of a message along the lines of "Please insert" followed by a strange charachter (looked a
bit like an @ symbol!?) then stopped :-(

>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...?)
I havn't tried anything else - I shall try this tonight!

>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.
Hmm, I guess sys is the Dos equivilent?
I shall try this out tonight, thanks!

>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 :)
I just wanted something I can take to work and tinker with the Rockbox code. Basically so I allways have the
Rockbox code and compilation capability wherever I have my Jukebox! Sad, perhaps, pointless, maybe but I just
want to do it!
I'm sure other people would find it usefull too...

>Good luck,
>Ronald

Thanks!

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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> www.surface-inspection.com

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