Joined: Jan. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 20 2009,13:45
Well, this problem gets weirder.
To rule out GUB, I tried installing DSL with the Frugal Lilo installer.
Same result, files present, but no bootable device.
Then I tried connecting the CF->PATA adapter to a different computer, one with a Gigabyte GA-GC230D motherboard.
With the GRUB DSL I get this:
GRUB with blinking cursor.
Then with "Loading stage1.5"
Followed by "GRUB loading, please wait" and that's it.
L with a blinking cursor, nothing more.
Then I tried it with a Sweex CR006 USB cardreader, still with the computer with the Gigabyte motherboard.
Then tried starting DSL. Wend okay till it got at "scanning for USB devices". It said "done" right after that, but then I got this:
"Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit.
Additional builtin commands avaliable
cat mount umount
insmod rmmod lsmod"
(Could be me, but am I noticing some wrongwritten stuff there? This is exactly what whas displayed)
Lilo: same as with the CF->PATA.
I have no clue where to go from here.
Connected the USB cardreader to the MSI board.
Grub won't load, get some smileylike symbol on the screen. See http://www.jimprice.com/ascii-dos.gif , the symbol directly under the "1" that's in the top-row.
Lilo: works, but ends up with the same error as Grub above.
Someone just told me thats because de USB cardreader is sdx not, hdx.
Still doesn't explain what's going on now.
Anyway, found someone with an "old" 64MB CF-card for sale.
Gonna buy it and see what that one does. Just checking if an older CF-card with GRUB on it boots in the CF->PATA adapter connected to the MSI bord.