Joined: Jan. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 18 2009,00:28
|hmm, it sounds like something wrong with the CF card.|
All three of them?
Have three identical 2GB Kingston's... (these)
All of them give those errors when I try a frugal install.
Also wanted to try the cdrom from the official DSL book, maybe that one works?, but can't.
The USB->PATA/SATA adapter I got, sit's partially in the way of the cdrom-power connector. Gonna try something else later.
|i always blank out the bootsector before a format;|
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdc bs=512 count=1
Tried that couple of times...
|you know, can just use fdisk to format :|
>sudo fdisk /dev/hdc
delete whatever partitions are there.
add a new primary partition (it defaults it to ext2)
fdisk? Wait, I've been using cfdisk, this evening sfdisk once (no clue how that one works, after pressing ENTER a few times it showed the EXT2 partition and 3 0MB ones?!?!, and wrote the partition table).
Gonna try fdisk when I wake up again. (almost 1:30AM now...)
|use emelfm filemanager to see if you can mount it (right-click-mount)|
copy some files to it just to see if it's ok.
then do a frugal grub install on it (hdc1).
Okay, gonna try that to.
|I have 2 Kingstons 2GB (they're really toshiba's, but you probably already know that). they're usually very reliable, so i'm quite surprised.|
Ehh, didn't know that, I do now :P
|i just did a pendrive install on one of them just to see if it works and the only problem i had was that the installer could'nt find the linux24 or minirt24.gz,|
but that's cos i boot the pen from freedos. i copied these 2 files to the boot/
directory of the kingston and grub boots okay.
Pendrive install... What's the difference with a frugal install if that happens to work over here?
Well, changing bootloader (or what's it called) won't help since I can't get DSL installed...
Anyway, someone recommended me to try installing Grub, just that, to check if the computer can boot it.