LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
Ezilop
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
DELL MediaDirect


Hello, is it possible to use "MediaDirect" button on DELL laptop with grub? Original dell utilite start laptop with alternate OS on this button, but it does not work with ext filesystems and grub. I want to do the same on linux. Have there anybody solved this problem?

PS Sorry for my english.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 12,491

Rep: Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077
Yes, I've seen a solution for this. Never bothered but it looked interesting.

Update: have a look at this - I found it when I was looking around for things for my M1330, but as I said never proceeded with.

Last edited by syg00; 06-18-2010 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 06-19-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
Ezilop
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
So, where can I find the "rmbr.exe", or the dell MediaDirect CD? And, can I do this without any reinstallations?

Last edited by Ezilop; 06-19-2010 at 04:15 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
Ezilop
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
So, I solved this problem.
First, I found ¨rmbr.exe¨ (see attachment, remove ¨.txt¨) in MediaDirect v.3 DVD here (special thanks for Sabravof).
After installing linux I installed grub in boot sector of extended partition:

Code:
root# grub
> find /boot/grub/stage1
 (hd0,4)                 //it means linux is on /dev/sda5
> root (hd0,4)           //making /dev/sda5 as root
> setup (hd0,1)          //my extended partition is /dev/sda2
After that - installing msWindows for gaming.
Then I strongly roccomond to install chipset drivers for msWindows
At last in Windows command line:
Code:
rmbr.exe DELL 2 1
It means: boot from /dev/sda2 on power button and from /dev/sda1 (Windows partition) on MediaDirect button.

I hope my example will be useful for somebody.

P.S. Sorry for my english
Attached Files
File Type: txt rmbr.exe.txt (56.0 KB, 118 views)
 
  


Reply

Tags
dell


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting a Dell A940 USB printer to work on Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop benrose111488 Linux - Hardware 12 09-24-2007 01:04 PM
LXer: Dell to sell at Wal-Mart ... and Ubuntu Linux makes its debut on Dell.com LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-25-2007 03:31 AM
dual boot using Windows MBR without affecting MediaDirect on Dell Laptops lnxlrnr Linux - Newbie 2 12-06-2006 12:35 PM
Help with Dell TrueMobile 1100 wlan adapter on Dell inspiron 8200 with suse8.1 simpson75us Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 08-11-2003 11:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration