Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: Dec. 02 2004,01:46
I am stuck in blinking cursor hell. I have followed frugal_usb.sh manually and scripted, at least a dozen times. I have tried partition type 0B (FAT32), 06, and a few others.
I get no errors during the install. Everything goes smoothly.
This system does boot usb keys, and in fact has booted this very key before. However, the key was made for me by someone, and it's a little wierd. It's all written using /dev/sda, not sda1, and he used a mix of isolinux and freedos. Why, I don't know, but it works to boot my Dell D600 as an LTSP client against a corporate server.
Anyhow, every time I try and boot the DSL usb key, I get the blinking cursor on a black background. Through every file system type, every script run, they always come out the same.
Previous (I'm an old fart) experience building old 1.X Slackware tells me that the MBR doesn't have the boot loader (or even pointers to one). Isn't syslinux supposed to take care of that?
Someone please take pity on me and free me from this hell!!