[Soekris] Newbie Mistake with net4526?
josh at kivasystems.com
Fri Oct 7 01:02:39 UTC 2005
Hello, I'm a bit of a newbie to single board computers, and I'm
afraid I may have made a critical mistake.
I'm trying to install Gentoo linux onto my 4526, and have been able
to get it to boot via DHCP/TFTP/NFS. I was trying to configure a file
system for the flash rom, but apparently I don't know how it works.
I used fdisk /dev/hda and created a single partition using the whole
drive. I tried to install grub, but it failed, so created a cramfs
image and tried to install that to /dev/hda1 like this:
cat /cramfs.img > /dev/hda1
That seemed to work, so I tried to mount it, and saw this:
$ mount -t cramfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/
mount: Mounting /deva/hda1 on /mnt failed: No such device
Thinking I needed to have the kernel re-load the partition table, I
power cycled the board. Now comBIOS Monitor counts down for 5
seconds, but the PXE Bootloader doesn't start. I was under the
impression that boot loader wasn't on the flash, but I guess I was
How can I recover my board? After I do, how do I get a bootloader and
root file system onto it safely?
I hope someone can help!
Thanks a lot,
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