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Multiboot Issue
« on: December 31, 2008, 11:52:13 pm »
OK, I've been trying a while now to get multiboot working with Zubuntu and Angstrom without success. Zubuntu works like a champ so I thought getting Angstrom to work would be easy. I have tried various Angstrom tarballs from http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...utobuild/akita/ (x11-image-akita.tar.gz even comes with the command line file). However, whatever I try it can't mount the root partition (/dev/mtdblk0p2) but then it helpfully suggests that partition is available should I wish to specify it as a boot option.

So what am I missing? Does anybody have any ideas or can report success? Should I maybe try specifying ext2 instead of ext3?

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 03:58:06 am »
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So what am I missing? Does anybody have any ideas or can report success? Should I maybe try specifying ext2 instead of ext3?

I bet you have formatted the Angstrom as ext3...
However ext3 is not built in the kernel so it is not available at boot time.

Format the partitions as ext2 and give it a go.

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 10:41:46 am »
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I bet you have formatted the Angstrom as ext3...
However ext3 is not built in the kernel so it is not available at boot time.

Format the partitions as ext2 and give it a go.

Oliver

Cool, thanks, I'll give it a go when I get home.

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 07:51:52 pm »
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Quote from: ofels
I bet you have formatted the Angstrom as ext3...
However ext3 is not built in the kernel so it is not available at boot time.

Format the partitions as ext2 and give it a go.

Oliver

Cool, thanks, I'll give it a go when I get home.

Yup, that did the trick, thanks again.

James

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 04:58:40 am »
hey i cant boot from sd using multiboot,
with new image builder, how can i do┬┐?

sorry for my english

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 09:41:58 am »
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Quote from: ofels
I bet you have formatted the Angstrom as ext3...
However ext3 is not built in the kernel so it is not available at boot time.

Format the partitions as ext2 and give it a go.

Oliver

Cool, thanks, I'll give it a go when I get home.

ext3 was the reason it took me 2-3 goes to get Angstrom to boot also.   Its easy to do and unfortunatly the documentation doesn't cater for mortals......
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 05:23:49 am »
ok the boot splash is shown but the progress bar doesnt move!
i think it hangs.
anyway thanks man!!!