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I'm having trouble with a terminal that serves information from a remote database to my customers. I hope the terminal is tiny enough to qualify for this forum The machine: ...
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- 03-26-2009 #1
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- Mar 2009
[SOLVED] Newbie with LiLo issues on a light terminal
I'm having trouble with a terminal that serves information from a remote database to my customers. I hope the terminal is tiny enough to qualify for this forum
The machine: A stripped down network terminal of unknown manufacture (model #: Light System). 400MHz processor, 256MB Ram, No HDD. Mass storage was a 1GB CF card at /dev/hdc1. OS seems to be a stripped down SuSE 2.4.x install. Bootloader is LiLo with boot options for Linux and memtest86.
The problem: Computer boots to LiLo boot menu, then returns the following about one second into loading linux.Code:
What I've done so far: I am booting the machine using DSL 4.4.10 on a USB flash drive. I can mount and view the contents of the CF card without obvious issue. After some reading, I tried to rerun LiLo using:Code:
mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/hdc1 chroot /mnt/hdc1 /bin/bash /sbin/lilo
Working on the assumption that the CF card had one or more faulty sectors (and hoping there wasn't a loss of important data) I copied the CF card to a separate flash drive at /dev/sdb1 using:Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 tar -cvf /mnt/sdb1/filename.tar /mnt/hdc1
I replaced the CF card with a new 4GB card and used fdisk to create the /dev/hdc1 partition and make the partition bootable. I then didCode:
mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/hdc1 tar -xvf filename.tar /mnt/hdc1Code:
chroot /mnt/hdc1 /bin/bash /sbin/liloCode:
Warning: /etc/lilo.conf should be writable only for root Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not exists disk scan bypassed Added linux * Added memtest86 3 warnings were issued
- 03-27-2009 #2
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- Mar 2009
Problem... not solved but no longer relevant. I stopped using a terminal through the GUI and started booting DSL in text-only (runlevel 2) and started seeing I/O errors in many places in the directory tree. I don't think I can salvage the application the terminal is intended to run. Thanks to everyone that looked at the original post and considered my problem.