installing CRUX

Steve Volumetric volumetricsteve at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 17:42:51 UTC 2016


youre welcome to send them all to me, i dont know if the whole list wants
that, i leave it to your discretion
On Jul 1, 2016 1:30 PM, "Anthony LaTorre" <tlatorre at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> 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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> >> >> >> https://lists.crux.nu/mailman/listinfo/crux
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
>
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