Joined: Jan. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 26 2009,15:43
Think I've got something
Managed to get an old 64MB SanDisk CF-card.
In the bootmenu it's displayed as "HDD: PM-SanDisk SDCFB-64", so this one is recognized like it should, not as a SATA device...
Installing DSL was out of the question though, 64MB appearantly isn't enough, and since the bootloader won't be installed till the end of the installation when there isn't enough room left...
So I tried installing GRUB manually.
Instead of "no bootable device detected" I get a blinking cursor and that's it.
Keep in mind that GRUB didn't work when I put the 2GB CF-card with GRUB-DSL in the Sweex USB cardreader and showed that weird symbol character I mentioned somewhere in this topic.
But GRUB did work on another computer.
So I tried LILO, since that one would boot when I put the 2GB LILO-DSL CF-card in the USB cardreader.
Well... anyone got a clue about installing LILO manually without error? -> When I copied the /etc/lilo.conf file to the CF-card and did "sudo lilo -M /dev/hda", I got:
"Fatal: creat /boot/boot.0300: Read-only file system"
No clue what I did wrong (or forget), but if that error can't be solved, there are some 128MB and 256MB SanDisk CF-cards on there way. If those are recognized properly as well, I can run the frugal install script again (those CF-cards will have enough capacity) and see if it works then.
edit: tried GRUB again, this time installed it in the MBR of the CF-card. Now I get that smiley-like symbol, so it boots from CF (more or less) instead of giving a "no bootable device detected" error.