[Soekris] can't boot cf with debian on it nor over DHCP

Mike Machado mike at innercite.com
Sun Feb 23 01:42:56 UTC 2003

Why are you doing -b /dev/hde? Try it with -b /dev/hda, assuming you
have not changed your soekris bios in regards to if the CF slot is
primary or secondary IDE.

On Sat, 2003-02-22 at 08:26, Trevor Warren wrote:
> Hello all,
>  Just need a little input from you all. At the lab we have two of the
> Soekris Net4521 boxes. I have 512 MB of CF on which i have dumped the
> Debian rootfs tarball.
>  Also i mounted the cf on /mnt/flash on me laptop and chrooted into the
> dir and ran "lilo -v -b /dev/hde".
>  But on inserting the flash into the Soekris box the box just doesn't
> boot. I get an error like....L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0" and it just halts.
>  Besides when i booted the machine over the network with a DHCP server
> dishing out addresses it just doesn't seem to find the DHCP server while
> all the other machines on my n/w get the config.
>  Any pointers from you are highly appreciated.
> Trevor
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Mike Machado
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