Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 20 2008,20:45
I'm using a Asus EeePC 901 20GB which came with Linux (Xandros) installed.
Since then I've set up a multiboot system and would like to include DSL.
DSL (4.4.12) works fine from a USB key (I set it up using Unetbootin and the downloaded 4.4.12.iso because the version of DSL in-built into Unetbootin doesn't provide a functioning mouse (usb) when I boot into it).
So far, so good.
Then I tried to install DSL to my 16 GB hard drive (SSD) and using the dsl-hdinstall command this seemed to go fine in that no errors occurred. I did however have to install DSL to /dev/hdd9 which is seen in all the other distros on this machine as /dev/sdb9. Note that this partition is a logical, rather than a primary, partition.
When I tried to boot, however, I got the "Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem" error immediately after the "scanning for usb devices" in the boot.
It seems that DSL does not recognize the device /dev/hdd9 that I included in the Grub menu (note that I'm booting -- or attempting to boot -- DSL from Xandros's Grub menu as Xandros's grub is in the MBR.)
Here's the DSL entry in the /boot/grub/menu.lst of Xandros:
|Code Sample |
|title DSL 4.4.12|
kernel /boot/dsl/linux24 root=/dev/hdd9 vga=normal noacpi noapm nodma noscsi
Note also that I have placed both linux24 and minirt24.gz in /boot/dsl/ within Xandros.
I have tried to alter the designation of the DSL partition in the root= line and added various cheatcodes, all to no avail.
I have a sneaking suspicion that perhaps DSL needs to be installed on a primary partition as I've seen his emphasized in various guides but without any explanation.
Can anybody help me understand what's the problem here and what I need to do to get DSL to boot on my EeePC?