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Old 04-02-2008, 02:04 PM   #16
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hmm well that actually appears to have worked, but now i get an error when i run sbin/lilo
Code:
Fatal: creat /boot/map~: Read-only file system
that is the exact spelling.


Im about to just give up, I had no idea it would be this much of a task to get this computer booting off the harddrive.

its extreamly agitating that i cant even get onto the DSL board and i cant find a single other person who has even remotely the same problem as i do.

Ive downloaded and made another copy of the distro and it has the same problems, neither one has the mkliloboot like it says im supposed to do.

what about GRUB? would that work for what im trying to do?
if so how do i set it up?
 
Old 04-16-2008, 02:31 AM   #17
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well i finally figured it all out..

after about a month of waiting i was finally accepted to the DSL forums

as it turns out the page that i was looking at for instructions was out of date

after i got the right instructions it took me about 10 minutes to do the install
 
Old 04-16-2008, 08:33 AM   #18
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Good to hear that.

So they keep an outdated installation howto on their MAIN website? Damn, either they're really busy or just lazy.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 12:23 PM   #19
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Question DSL HD install question

TJW is not the only one to have this problem.
I have it too, a year later, but I have not been able to see whether TJW was able to resolve, or how.
I'm at least trying to follow the same instructions TJW quoted 3/29/2008. They're still being displayed at damnsmalllinux.org.
(If there are more recent instructions, can you tell me where?)
I can successfully boot from the DSL boot CD created per those instructions, and do the cfdisk as instructed.
My showstopper is the part that says to enter
sudo -u root mkliloboot
which so far always gives me
sudo: mkliloboot: command not found.
If I subsequently remove the DSL boot CD, then power down then back up, my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop says it cannot boot from the hard disk.
Any ideas?

Last edited by eridout; 03-19-2009 at 12:25 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 12:02 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by eridout View Post
TJW is not the only one to have this problem.
I have it too, a year later, but I have not been able to see whether TJW was able to resolve, or how.
I'm at least trying to follow the same instructions TJW quoted 3/29/2008. They're still being displayed at damnsmalllinux.org.
(If there are more recent instructions, can you tell me where?)
I can successfully boot from the DSL boot CD created per those instructions, and do the cfdisk as instructed.
My showstopper is the part that says to enter
sudo -u root mkliloboot
which so far always gives me
sudo: mkliloboot: command not found.
If I subsequently remove the DSL boot CD, then power down then back up, my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop says it cannot boot from the hard disk.
Any ideas?
As I said in my thread (that you stopped by- thanks), I installed off the Damn Small Unix book supplied cdrom. I was successful doing a standard install to the whole hda disk with no swap partition (did this twice). I tried to create a swap partition on hdb, so far unsuccessfully.

In the mean time, the monito in the x-windows gui implies there is a swap partition, but I suspect there is not. I tried to force the OS to swap by opening multiple applications, and shut down the OS. Sinced then Xwindows does not generate at boot. Maybe I overwrote some files. I need to reinstall, then work on creating a swap on hdb.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 11:17 AM   #21
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feature article at Distrowatch as it should enlighten you concerning the forums at DSL

edit*

I'm not sure this is the appropriate place to have this post so please move or delete if so.

Last edited by noprob; 03-28-2009 at 11:26 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #22
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I think that this is the right place. That's quite an enlightening article, thanks for pointing us at it.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #23
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noprob, thanks for the link to the article. I didn't realize things have gotten worse instead of better.
 
  


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