Joined: May 2006
||Posted: Oct. 24 2007,14:40
DSL 4.0 is running fine from CD on the test box.
Tried USB pendrive install. First, I zeroed the partition table with "cfdisk -z /dev/sda". Checked good. I then ran the install script from the menu. It never asked the source of the image (disk, file, etc.) but that may be a change in this version. After the script finished, it closed the window. (Please DON'T do that; can't check results.) Mounted /sda1 and /sda2 and checked. Looked good.
Created new syslinux boot diskette from ibiblio...curent/bootfloppy-usb.img. Verified md5 and wrote to disk.
When I boot via floppy, I get a quick syslinux mention on screen, then it goes dark, followed by DSL welcome. I hit enter (don't see my floppy syslinux DSL boot options on boot line), and then I get a herd of messages about "Looking for DSL image in: /dev/sxx" where we cycle from /dev/sdb1 through /dev/sdgx.
I then get the message "Accessing DSL Linux at /dev/sda1...cat No File /Knoppix/etc.ld.so.cache" some not found messages about basic utilities like rm, followed by a kernel panic.
The problem seems to be that the USB install script puts the following in /sda1
-rwx------ 1 dougz dougz 0 2007-10-24 18:10 backup.tar.gz
drwx------ 2 dougz dougz 8192 2007-10-24 18:10 mydsl
and the following in /sda2
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 2007-10-24 14:08 boot
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 2007-10-24 14:08 KNOPPIX
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 1005209 2007-10-24 14:10 linux24
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 2007-10-24 14:08 lost+found
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 856748 2007-10-24 14:10 minirt24.gz
and either the syslinux process was expecting DSL to be in /sda1 or can't find it for some other reason.
Suggestions on how to troubleshoot?