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  • #40850

    gbigras
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    Hi there,

    I’ve loaded the CF card image (beta 7) on a CF card as per instructions (using gunzip and dd) but my mini-pc will not load the OS. I only see “GRUB” at the top left corner of the screen and a flashing cursor. Doesn’t go any further.

    The box is an ebox-3852
    ( http://www.wdlsystems.com/downloads/specs/1EBOX52_s.pdf )

    Has an Onboard VIA EDEN Nano 800Mhz (Fanless) and Support Compact Flash Socket ( 50-pin CF Card)

    Please help

    thanks

    #46061

    lopaka
    Member

    I’d probably try reloading the image to CF. It sounds like something got corrupted. I’m booting from CF also and had something similar happen on my first try. Since you are getting to the point you specified it appears that the bios boot order is correct

    #46062

    imported_fulvio
    Participant

    Try with the WRAP compact flash version. It has a newer Grub release.

    Regards
    Fulvio

    #46063

    gbigras
    Member

    I tried both image versions. Still no go. I continue to get the GRUB letters at the top left of the screen and a flashing cursor.

    I noticed a thread (see link below) that might help but I’m unsure on how to try what he’s done.

    http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/forum/viewtopic.php?t=427

    regards

    #46064

    imported_fulvio
    Participant

    I don’t think you have the same problem.

    #46065

    gbigras
    Member

    Thanks for the reply Fulvio.

    I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. Here’s a breakdown of my steps:

    1. Downloaded CF card image to USB stick (from a WinXP PC)
    2. Boot another PC with Knoppix.
    3. This PC is equipped with a monitor that has a CF card reader.
    4. The 512M industrial CF card is plugged in the monitor’s card port and my USB stick is plugged in a usb port before I boot with Knoppix.
    5. I copy the compressed (downloaded image) to the local hardrive (this PC has WinXP on its hard drive but I’m booted using Knoppix LiveCD)
    6. Using gunzip I decompress the image
    7. Using dd, I copy the image over the the CF card (seen as /dev/sdc1)
    8. Power off the PC and uplug the CF card
    9. Plug the CF card into the mini-pc and power it up.
    10. You know the rest.

    I’ve tried this with both images and even tried dd for windows. I haven’t tried older versions of ZeroShell.

    Any hints ?

    thanks
    Guy

    #46066

    imported_fulvio
    Participant

    Please, post the complete dd command with the parameters.

    I suspect you write the image in a partition /dev/sdc1 and not inthe entire device /dev/sdc, right?

    Regards
    Fulvio

    #46067

    gbigras
    Member

    Ahhhh, you were right. I had typed sdc1 instead of sdc …

    OMG I feel stupid now … I guess it’s good to be humbled every now and then. 🙂

    Anyways, thanks so much for your help.

    best regards

    Guy

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