Hi, I am attempting to put ubuntu gutsy on my soekris net4521 on a new 4GB compact flash drive. Its not going so well. I have been working from the instructions here:
everything seems to go pretty well, I have to make a few tweaks here and there to account for fiesty to gutsy differences, but all in all seems OK.
The first perplexing issue is that after debootstrap is done there are no sda, or hda devices. I MAKEDEV sda, and continue anyway. Then grub install guesses /dev/hda, but I think that this is not correct for gutsy, it seems to use sda on all the machines that I have, even for ide devices.
I finish all of the steps, and pop the cf in the soekris and get a
"Grub hard disk error"
and that is it. no further information. I have noticed that cfdisk sees a different disk geometry than the soekris, I have tried both using cfdisk's defaults and setting the geometry to what the soekris thinks it is, to no avail.
Any clues as to what might be the problem?? What is the correct geometry to use for the partitions?? Should I be using sda or hda for gutsy??