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Subject: Re: Linux on USB HD

Re: Linux on USB HD

From: Ronald Teune <>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:37:06 +0200

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,

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:47:49 +0100, Mat Holton
<> 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."
> Surface Inspection Ltd
> _______________________________________________
Received on 2004-09-10

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