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T_Nut

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BOOTING FROM AN SD CARD
« on: September 13, 2010, 01:45:19 PM »
hi all
i would like to boot an os from an sd card i have tried every thing i can find on this
forum and always fails so i have run out of ideas on how to do it . as i have a cnmbook with skytone kernel (backlicght) 3mx ultra 3 installed
any help i would be gratefull if any one can help
many thanks
andrew
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New_Boy

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Re: BOOTING FROM AN SD CARD
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 05:13:56 PM »
This may help...

http://projects.goldelico.com/p/l400-rootfs/

haven't tried it myself as yet.

Rgds,

T_Nut

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Re: BOOTING FROM AN SD CARD
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 01:50:48 PM »
Hi thanks for the reply New_Boy
i am a little further ahead then before .all i want to do is to get
debian etch recovery img to boot fron sd card. so now how do i get the img
onto sd card so it will boot .
many thanks 
Andrew
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New_Boy

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Re: BOOTING FROM AN SD CARD
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 11:30:59 AM »
This link contains a script to create the SD card - big health warnings that it needs to be adapted to your system or it could trash it.

In short, I think you have to have access to a LINUX/UNIX box with SD card interface.  I tried to do this under Windows and failed immediately as Windows will not let you partition an SD card !!

I don't have such a box myself (although I have seen suggestions about booting Ubuntu from a CD-ROM) however "I know a man who can".  

Will let you know how I get on.

UPDATE

OK - followed through the instructions (or at least my colleague did) and set up the SD card.  Put it into the LLL and booted using Fn + Left Shift.  Things happened as described, but instead of getting to a point where I could login, the existing window system kicked in for 10 secs and then went away (ie back to command line) with messages coming up that the LLL was going to close itself down.

Still boots as normal when NOT using Fn + Left Shift.

Not quite sure what to make of it all !!
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 07:04:44 PM by New_Boy »

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Re: BOOTING FROM AN SD CARD
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 06:25:52 PM »
Hi all
well i have try everything i can think of being a newbie !!
to me it seems very hit or miss on some LLL thought somebody who has done this
hopefully will be kind enough to write a tutorial for all us newbies so we all boot
an os from sd card . PLEASE  ;D ;D
Many thanks
Andrew
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T_Nut

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Re: BOOTING FROM AN SD CARD
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 04:33:52 PM »
Hi all
Booting from sd card is it a myth or not because everybody else can seem do it just
not me.No tutorials or Howtos for us newbies so How do we learn??
Many thanks
Andrew

Update
Got kernel to boot but thats it. halfway even more annoying

Problem Now Solved
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 12:51:23 PM by T_Nut »
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