[Soekris] Question about Debian Linux on Soekris boards
webmaster at robin-kipp.de
Sat Sep 27 19:41:29 UTC 2008
Ah OK, well I returned the board anyway, so... But one question, how
could you partition the CF card like this if you use an installer like
the Debian installer that has a guided partitioning utility? Since this
will overwrite the partition table and reformat the CF card anyway...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Lammerts [mailto:soekris-tech at lists.lammerts.org]
> Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 9:20 PM
> To: Robin Kipp
> Cc: soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
> Subject: Re: [Soekris] Question about Debian Linux on Soekris boards
> On 09/25/2008 12:35 PM, Robin Kipp wrote:
> > Well, this won't be my first embedded PC actually, I
> purchased an Alix
> > 2c2 from PCEngines a few months ago and tried to install
> Debian on the
> > Compact Flash card using the computer, however I couldn't boot the
> > device.
> I'm using the Alix boards (2c0, 3c1, 3c2), and I am very
> happy with them.
> The only problem I have is that it seems the LBA support in
> the bios is
> broken. This can lead to boot problems if your CF card is bigger than
> 512Mb. You can work around this problem by partitioning your CF cards
> with the same C/H/S values the Alix BIOS is using.
> if the Alix board prints this on boot:
> 01F0 Master 848A SanDisk SDCFH-1024
> Phys C/H/S 1986/16/63 Log C/H/S 993/32/63
> you should partition the card with sfdisk -C 993 -H 32 -S 63.
> (cfdisk -c 993 -h 32 -s 63 should work too, but I haven't
> tested that).
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