I am very new to this world and I thought it would be easy to create a boot disc with LiveCD and start to experiment. I was able to create the disk and my system does go through the motions but halts at the point just after the "wait 2 sec to check for USB." The line starts with [CDROM] hda and just dies there. Here's the very wierd part. My system did once make it all the way to the desk top. Just once. now nothing.
I have a ASUS A8N32 moterboard running an AMD Athlon X2 x64 w/2Gb or ram. I also have an XFX GForce GT7600 (nVidia) video card. Also the Optical drive is a liteon iHAP422/ EIDE drive. System runs XP/vista/system 7(64 bit) with no problem (multiboot system). Also checked the BIOS for any switches that might help and can not find any.
Can someone help me? I'm lost.
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I am very new to this world and I thought it would be easy to create a boot disc with LiveCD and start to experiment. I was able to create the disk and my system does go through the motions but halts at the point just after the "wait 2 sec to check for USB." The line starts with [CDROM] hda and just dies there. Here's the very wierd part. My system did once make it all the way to the desk top. Just once. now nothing.Posted 1 year ago #
First, let me tell you that Slitaz is worth it keeping on expermenting with it: it is a good, small, fast operating system.
trying removing all USB devices.
your liteon optical drive is not connectd thourhg usb, is it ?
If that is not sufficient, if you want to experiment, then you could use some sort of frugal installation, check http://doc.slitaz.org/en:guides:frugal?s=grub4dos
With a frugal install, you have a copy of the iso file on your hard drive and boot from it, just as you would boot from a cdrom
eg, with XP
copy the iso file in c:\boot directory
download grub4dos or grdr in c:\, and appendappend to C:\boot.ini: C:\grldr="Grub4DOS"
append the appropriate spell to c:\menu.lst:
title SliTaz cooking
map (hd0,0)/boot/slitaz.iso (hd1)
kernel (hd1)/boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal
if you are using the windows7 boot loader then there is no boot.ini file to edit; i have been using successfully easybcd, which is free, to edit the bootloader and add the appropriate spell.
hope this helpsPosted 1 year ago #
Sorry, no go. I made sure that there were NO USB devices plugged in but it still stops in the same place. Very frustrating. What exactly is being checked on the line where it halts? again it shows the "[CDROM] hda1" and stops.
I did look at the frugal install but all I see is a hard disk load to C:\. I'm trying to get this going from a CD and I cannot tell if the process is relevant for a CD start. I'm assuming not. So, still "lost in space."
To answer your question, the optical drive is a PATA interface NOT USB. NO internal use of USB at all.
it might be a kernel issue
the chip ist
nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f3)
I have no slitaz now with me - perhaps it is not activated or not present at boot time
but what you mean with no internal use of USB
I think this motherboard boots nice from usb - you just have to install SliTaz to the stick
and activate in the bios, that the motherboard should boot from the stick
otherwhise you have to try the grub4dos version
frugal boot means booting from a CD image copied to the C: disk as "slitaz.iso"
this is different from a CD start but this is a convenient way to boot slitaz without a CD and without actually installing on the disk. In other words, this is perfect for testing purposes for an XP user.
I do not think however this would solve a kernel issue with your chipset ;)
[QUOTE]"wait 2 sec to check for USB."[/QUOTE]
That suggests to me that you are trying to boot from a pendrive; if that is the case, the wait period needs increasing to about 9 or 10 seconds.
[QUOTE]I'm trying to get this going from a CD[/QUOTE]
Did you download & burn the .iso image to your CD or did you just burn a normal CD?
I don't know why I decided to do this but re-downloading another .iso file (same version by the way) and then commiting this .iso to a USB did the trick. System boots fine and gets to the desktop. System is up and running. Thank you all. I have another issue though but I will start this in another thread.Posted 11 months ago #
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