installing CRUX

Anthony LaTorre tlatorre at uchicago.edu
Fri Jul 1 17:30:03 UTC 2016


Yes, I have access to the BIOS. Should I send all the options to the list here?

On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Steve Volumetric
<volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
> please tell us what options you have to work with there, if you're unable to
> get to a prompt in crux, sounds like tinkering with bios settings may be
> your only option.  on another note, i have pentium 3 boards running from CF
> cards on crux 2.8 ( i believe). maybe try that version instead?
>
> On Jul 1, 2016 1:26 PM, "Anthony LaTorre" <tlatorre9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, I do.
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Steve Volumetric
>> <volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > im sorry i misread, do you have access to the bios?
>> >
>> > On Jul 1, 2016 1:02 PM, "Anthony LaTorre" <tlatorre at uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Steve Volumetric
>> >> <volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > Hello,
>> >> >
>> >> > 1.where'd you get this hardware?
>> >>
>> >> It's hardware that is used in the lab I work in.
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >> > 2.what's your install proceedure?  what filesystem type are you
>> >> > putting
>> >> > on
>> >> > that CF card?
>> >>
>> >> I haven't even gotten to that point. The installation fails before I
>> >> get to a prompt to format the drive.
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >> > On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Anthony LaTorre
>> >> > <tlatorre at uchicago.edu>
>> >> > wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm trying to install CRUX 2.7.1 on a Pentium 3 single board
>> >> >> computer
>> >> >> with 512 MB of RAM. The data sheet for the SBC is here:
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> https://www.surplussales.com/computeraccess/pdf/eqp-vmivme-7648-740.pdf.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm booting from a CD ROM and after I get to the "boot: " prompt and
>> >> >> hit enter everything goes OK until I get to:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> * Copying files from squashfs
>> >> >>
>> >> >> at which point everything goes haywire. Sometimes I get "cp: read
>> >> >> error" messages, sometimes it segfaults, but I've never been able to
>> >> >> get past this point.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I should mention that the only hard drive on the machine is an 8 GB
>> >> >> compact flash card, I don't know if that's relevant.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Any ideas on whether I might be able to get this to work or not?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Tony
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>> >> >
>> >> >



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