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Old 02-02-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Unable to use Smart Boot Manager.


I downloaded the File sbminst (glibc) from:

http://btmgr.webframe.org/index.php3?body=download.html

I right clicked on the link, it started to download as sbminst.txt

I deleted the .txt and downloaded it as sbminst

I tried to copy it to floppy and boot as such, it didn't work.

Then I read the documentation.

I don't understand Section 2.1 of the manual:
http://btmgr.webframe.org/index.php3...e-2.html#ss2.1

I am unable to find the Makefile and also /manager/themese/dir

Please assist.

Thanks.

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Old 02-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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you downloaded a binary package, if you want to compile it, download the file at the top ( the source one)
 
Old 02-02-2005, 03:52 PM   #3
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Since I got the binary package, why doesn't it work when I install it directly into the floppy ?

Also the file on the download page says it is 34625 bytes. However, when I downloaded it (tried two times) in my PC it says 33.81 Kb
Why is this ?

Please assist.

Thanks.

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Old 02-02-2005, 03:57 PM   #4
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don't know, did you do all of the setup?

34625 bytes diveded by 1024 (the number of bytes in one kilobyte) is 33.81 so thats where that number is coming from.

did you try the source package and do exactly what the directions say?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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All I did was download the binary and then copy it directly to the floppy. It will not boot this way.

How should one use the binary ?

Thanks.

Vijay
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:03 PM   #6
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thats not how to install it. you have to run the installer per the instructions:

http://btmgr.webframe.org/index.php3...e-3.html#ss3.1
 
Old 02-02-2005, 05:17 PM   #7
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Edit: You can skip a bunch of these steps and just download the sbminst
format a floppy disk with the command: fdformat /dev/fd0
Put the program onto the floppy with the command: ./sbminst -t us -d /dev/fd0


1. I downloaded btmgr-3.7-1.tar.gz and sbminst ( not the dos .exe ) from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...lease_id=25481

2. I unpacked the tar file with the command:
tar xzvf btmgr-3.7-1.tar.gz

3. I changed into the directory called btmgr-3.7-1 which was created by tar

4. The install file said that nasm is needed so I used synaptic to install that.

5. While in the /btmgr-3.7-1 directoy, type the commands:
make
make install
Note: that was supposed to create a file called sbminst but there were a bunch of errors which I don't feel a need to chase down. That's why I also downloaded the sbminst file.

6. Put the sbminst file into /btmgr-3.7-1/installer and make it executable with the command:
chmod +x sbminst

7. Change into the installer directory which now has the sbminst file.

8. format a floppy disk with the command: fdformat /dev/fd0

9. Put the program onto the floppy with the command:
./sbminst -t us -d /dev/fd0

Last edited by homey; 02-02-2005 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #8
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I was able to install SBM to floppy and boot with my CDs using it. Thanks for all the assistance here.

Vijay
 
  


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