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multi booting

Postby Belxjander » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:35 pm

Does anyone have a recent slb_v2 with linux supported?
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Re: multi booting

Postby ssolie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:35 pm

You should try contacting ACube Systems regarding Linux on Sam boards.
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Re: multi booting

Postby Spectre660 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:38 pm

Use Parthenope. You can even set it up on a removable USB device an use it to boot various partitions on your Harddrive

http://www.acube-systems.biz/download/ub2lb-0.93.zip


Belxjander wrote:Does anyone have a recent slb_v2 with linux supported?
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Re: multi booting

Postby Spectre660 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:44 pm

I was able to make a custom Debian Squeeze .iso to install on a Sam-flex .

These were my instructions
Try my custom netinstal cd. Works for Squeeze . Have a look at the Hyperion install file that I have added to the CD about hard disk partitions .



Also before you start the Linux Gui you need to manually create the following file and add the following to it or things will be unstable .The install script fails to add it for some reason so you must do it manually.

/etc/modprobe.d/drm-disable

install drm /bin/true
install radeon /bin/true
install agpgart /bin/true

ssolie wrote:You should try contacting ACube Systems regarding Linux on Sam boards.
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Re: multi booting

Postby Elwood » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:42 pm

Belxjander wrote:Does anyone have a recent slb_v2 with linux supported?


There's no need for a more recent update. As said here:
SLB (Second Level Booter) can read partitions formated in FFS0, FFS2, SFS0, SFS2, Ext2 (Ext3 is not supported).
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Re: multi booting

Postby Belxjander » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:22 am

SLB installed, AmigaOS and Linux partitions both marked bootable AmigaOS bootpri =7, Linux bootpri = 3

Sys:Kickstart/KickLayout works fine as it is

/boot/a1boot.conf is in place with an entry to start crux 2.7

FileSystems are SFS/02 and ext2fs

I can't get both on the boot menu to select, what else needs to be done?
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Re: multi booting

Postby Elwood » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:40 am

Belxjander wrote:/boot/a1boot.conf is in place with an entry to start crux 2.7

You have only one Linux partition? with a directory "boot" on the partition root?

Some people used to do a mistake while creating a "/boot" second partition and placing "a1boot.conf" at the root of this partition. This does not work as the file needs to be in a "boot" directory. So if this seond partition is mounted as "/boot" into their Linux system, the file needs to be copied into /boot/boot/a1boot.conf
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Re: multi booting

Postby Belxjander » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:09 am

Elwood wrote:
Belxjander wrote:/boot/a1boot.conf is in place with an entry to start crux 2.7

You have only one Linux partition? with a directory "boot" on the partition root?

Some people used to do a mistake while creating a "/boot" second partition and placing "a1boot.conf" at the root of this partition. This does not work as the file needs to be in a "boot" directory. So if this seond partition is mounted as "/boot" into their Linux system, the file needs to be copied into /boot/boot/a1boot.conf


I have a /boot folder on the / partition which is the 3rd partition on that disk

for completeness I also have a symlink in /boot to self-reference the /boot folder

it is formatted as ext2 and does not show as booting or able to be selected at all

I have a reiserfs partition to use as /home on a 500GB drive

I have also had no joy in trying the ext2ls command in uboot

yet launching linux from CD or with parthenope hasn't got a problem

I just want to get both OS to share a boot menu so I can properly transfer and translate some materials from linux
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Re: multi booting

Postby Elwood » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:23 am

Belxjander wrote:for completeness I also have a symlink in /boot to self-reference the /boot folder


So you have to place a1boot.conf in /boot/boot i.e. in a "boot" directory at the root of this partition (which must be in ext2)
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Re: multi booting

Postby Belxjander » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:26 am

Elwood wrote:
Belxjander wrote:for completeness I also have a symlink in /boot to self-reference the /boot folder


So you have to place a1boot.conf in /boot/boot i.e. in a "boot" directory at the root of this partition (which must be in ext2)


no, I only have / and /home partitions booting from /

/boot is where I have a1boot.conf and a symlink to /boot named boot with a copy of a working linux kernel

/boot/a1boot.conf exists
the FileSystem is ext2 formatted and remains useless to me

Does that make everything clear?
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