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Re: [linrad] Live-CD with floppy storage
- Subject: Re: [linrad] Live-CD with floppy storage
- From: Josh Logan <josh-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 00:28:41 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for giving this a try and letting us know the results. Since there
are so many hardware combinations there may be some hardware which is just
not supported, or not supported yet.
See below for some comments and questions.
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 wb9uwa@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi all.
> I have breifly tried both versions of Live-CD on two different computers
> (that is the first version without the floppy and the second version with the floppy).
> With either version, my Compaq Presario 5441 475 Mhz PC, Live does not find the
> sound card at all. It is a sound card built in to the mother board.
> The complaint is:
> modprobe:modprobe: Can't locate module sound - slot -0
> modprobe:modprobe: Can't locate module sound - service 0-0
There is a chance the CD does not support this sound card. If you find
out what sound card it has we can check to see if the kernel has support,
and see if a new module can be built.
> When I try to use it, Linrad hangs up.
> My second PC is an IBM Thinkpad 760 with a 133 Mhz CPU.
> I can not yet get it to boot from the CD.
You can try to make a boot floppy:
Once you have that on a floppy boot off that floppy with the CD in the
drive. I have not tested this yet, but it should get you going.
> A friend of mine has a more powerful laptop PC and it seems to have
> issues with Live-CD as well. There are complaints of missing
What directories? I know it complanes about some missing files (nls
kernel modules), but I don't know of any errors that stop it from booting
and starting. If you can send me the errors I can try to track those
> 73, Jim Shaffer, WB9UWA.
> On 7 Oct 2003 at 19:05, Josh Logan wrote:
> > Looks like a lot of people tried the old version of the CD. Following
> > some of Leif's suggestions I have made some changes that I hope make
> > it work on more machines, and let you save your parameters.
> > This version is CD/floppy combo.
> > The CD image is down to 10M and does not have linrad or SVGA files.
> > The floppy holds linrad and the SVGA files. This way you can also
> > save your parameter files. Also to upgrade to a new version of linrad
> > or SVGA files you just change the floppy image.
> > When you boot up it will pause and ask you to put the floppy into the
> > drive. This will also let you see if the computer booted correctly
> > before starting any SVGA programs. Also see note 1 below.
> > All of the files are located under:
> > http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~josh/linrad/
> > Here are the new files:
> > http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~josh/linrad/Morphix-linrad-0.1.iso (10.4M)
> > http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~josh/linrad/linrad-01.07_svga-1.9.17.image
> > (431k)
> > http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~josh/linrad/linrad-01.07_svga-1.9.17.image.gz
> > (1.4M)
> > I have both a .gz floppy image and full size image. Maybe this should
> > just be a zip of the files, but I like being able to make the disk
> > under linux. I have the .gz version because it is a lot smaller, but
> > you need winzip or similar on windows to uncompress it.
> > I also have a copy of rawwritewin to make the floppy
> > http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~josh/linrad/rawwritewin-0.7.zip
> > Under linux to make the floppy the commands are:
> > superformat /dev/fd0 (may not be needed)
> > gunzip linrad-01.07_svga-1.9.17.image.gz (if you get the .gz image) dd
> > if=/linrad-01.07_svga-1.9.17.image of=/dev/fd0 bs=21k
> > Please let me know how this version works. Or if you need more
> > information on setting up the flopp.
> > The sound modules are the same as the last image, but SVGA has been
> > upgraded so it should support more graphics cards.
> > I'm trying to have both the linrad and svga version in the file name
> > so we can make a SVGA 1.4.3 version, if that works better on some
> > machines.
> > 73, KD7HGL
> > Later, JOSH
> > NOTE 1:
> > You could also switch to Alt-F3 and use a USB device instead of a
> > floppy. Here are the commands: insmod usb-storage mount /dev/sda1
> > /mnt/test cd /mnt/test ./linrad Not very well tested, but it does
> > work...
> > NOTE 2: You can use this floppy with the original CD
> > Make the floppy, then boot off the old CD.
> > Run the following commands:
> > Alt-F3
> > mount /mnt/floppy
> > cd /mnt/floppy
> > ./linrad
> > Make sure you use ./linrad or you will run with the old SVGA and not
> > save your files to the floppy. Please let me know how this works. If
> > it looks up while booting please try running "morphix noscsi" on the
> > initial boot screen to turn off SCSI detection.