Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#1799 closed enhancement (fixed)

Compact Flash SoaS?

Reported by: David Kergyl Owned by: tomeu
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords: Compact Flash boot CompactFlash
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed

Description

I have an old IBM 2675 Transnote that can't boot from USB but would boot from a Compact Flash memory card. I tried using Fedora LiveUSB Creator on a 1Gb CF card. The boot starts but I receive the following errors:

When the loading screen bars march across the screen, I see "Generic 12" instead of "SoaS 1". Then:

"No root device found. Boot has failed, sleeping forever."

Could someone put together a SoaS image for a CF card without too much difficulty?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by FGrose

  • Component changed from sugar to SoaS

A compact flash memory card formatted as a bootable disc should behave just as a USB flash memory disc.

The SoaS LiveOS image is not media specific.

Try using the livecd-iso-to-disk script with the --reset-mbr option.
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Installation

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by pbrobinson

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

You might be better in this situation writing the image to a CD booting the live image using the CD and then running "liveinst" to install the CD image onto the compact flash. It takes a bit longer but the experience will be better and likely faster.

I would suggest using SoaS v4 available here http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/

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