Unable to boot from Zeroshell.img.gz

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    I have finally done all of my testing, except for one.

    I download the image “ZeroShell-1.0.beta11-CompactFlash-IDE-USB-SATA-1GB.img.gz”, renamed it to “zeroshell.img.gz” and placed in onto a USB Drive.

    I followed the instruction on you site at the link “http://digilander.libero.it/smasherdevourer/schede/linux/Zeroshell%20su%20HD-EN.pdf” to install Zeroshell onto a Hard Drive. It seems to install but I cannot boot from the Hard Drive.
    I am getting a BOOTDISK error message.
    I created 2nd partitions and install the zeroshell.img on the 1st partition and creating an in-active Database on the second partition; Zeroshell will not boot from Hard Drive. I Activating the Database on the second partition and again Zeroshell will not boot from Hard Drive.
    I formatted and reinstalled the zeroshell.img several times; thinking I did it incorrectly; and it will still not boot from Hard Drive. I am still getting the BOTDISK message.
    The Hard Drive is bootable when I install other Linux OS, such as FreeNAS, CentOS, and RedHat.
    The Hard Drive is fine.

    Install Instructions:

    =================================================================
    root@zeroshell root> fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77545 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 1985 1000408+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 1986 77545 38082240 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 1027 MB, 1027416576 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1990 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1991 1003305 b W95 FAT32
    root@zeroshell root> cd /mnt/
    root@zeroshell mnt> mkdir chiavetta
    root@zeroshell mnt> ls
    chavetta chiavetta loop1
    root@zeroshell mnt> cd /
    root@zeroshell /> mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/chiavetta
    root@zeroshell /> cd /mnt/chiavetta
    root@zeroshell chiavetta> gunzip -c zeroshell.img.gz>/dev/hda1
    root@zeroshell chiavetta> reboot

    ***Remove the USB and CD***
    =================================================================

    Are these instructions correct?
    If not, can you provide me with the update instructions?

    #47150

    uniquegodwin
    Member

    Hi matthew,
    I got your private messsage.
    I have never tried installing on a USB stick.
    I use the iso file with Vmware and store the database on the harddrive.
    Everytime my pc boots,it opens the virtual machine.

    An alternative to what you’re doing is to take a backup of the settings from vmware on to the usb stick.
    Wish you success…
    Cheers!

    #47151

    raven3433
    Member

    @matthew.a.squires wrote:


    root@zeroshell chiavetta> gunzip -c zeroshell.img.gz>/dev/hda1

    this should be root@zeroshell chiavetta> gunzip -c zeroshell.img.gz > /dev/hda

    because /dev/hda is your harddrive and /dev/hda1 is only the first partition on your harddrive.
    You MUST put the image on the entire harddrive not on one particular partition !!!
    I checked the mentioned installation instructions which definitely says HDA and not HDA1.

    Hope this helps!
    Greetz from Austria

    RaVEn (biggest fan of ZS !!!)

    #47152

    Thank You very much for the correction.
    It worked.

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