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Old 09-08-2010, 02:37 AM   #1
souren.sinha
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DMA Timeout Error in booting up tiny core


Hi,

I am trying to use Tiny Core as the OS for a fairly old embedded device using a Pentium 100 with 64MB Ram.

I managed to get the Tiny Core image loaded onto a 128MB CF card. When I turn the box on, it presents me the Grup screen and I can select the bootup option (tinycore). However, soon after I am getting a DMA Timeout Error.
Also in this link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ble-it-734489/

Now, I am not familiar with Tiny Core all that well, and neither am I sure of how to modify the initramfs to include: hdparm -d0 /dev/hdb.

Please help.

Regards,
Souren



Well good news...I managed to solve it by adding an extra parameter to my kernel execution command in menu.lst. ide-core=nodma! That did the trick. Now to some other challenges...

Last edited by souren.sinha; 09-09-2010 at 01:41 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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Well done, and thanks for posting back how you solved it.


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Old 09-10-2010, 04:39 AM   #3
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agree with that philosophy myself. Besides the joy in solving something on your own is unmatched!!

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