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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2003, 11:57:33 PM »
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Cheers Matt :-D


Tell me how you get on with this one :-)

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2003, 01:41:19 AM »
Got it installed :-) (Well nearly... I gather there's supposed to be a bootloader, but I'm still booting from CD. HD boots from a soft reset okay though. Not sure where I went wrong but I'll try again.)

When I wiped the drive of all its partitions and MBR, all the builds worked again (minus the dead one)... I've got some info on the partitions saved here, if it's of any use to help figure out how it came about? :-)
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2003, 10:44:54 AM »
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Got it installed :-) (Well nearly... I gather there's supposed to be a bootloader, but I'm still booting from CD. HD boots from a soft reset okay though. Not sure where I went wrong but I'll try again.)

When I wiped the drive of all its partitions and MBR, all the builds worked again (minus the dead one)... I've got some info on the partitions saved here, if it's of any use to help figure out how it came about? :-)


If you used the CD0:Tools/InstallAROS program, then it should install the bootloader and do everything foryou :-D

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2003, 01:07:22 PM »
I know, but it doesn't ;-) to experiment, I booted from a Win98 recovery disk and formatted c: /s, so you get a DOS prompt when you switch on. Installed AROS, but when I boot I still get the DOS prompt... which is quite disturbing, really.
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2003, 01:15:15 PM »
Just woken up Chris? ;-)

Well it shouldn't. the DOS partitino shoudl be dead. Open HD toolbox and destroy the partition totally. then build a nice RDB partition on the drive and try and instal again.

you WILL have AROS booting off a hard drive :-D

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2003, 02:41:07 PM »
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Just woken up Chris? ;-)


How did you know? :-D I woke up surrounded by fairy lights, it was quite ethereal :-)

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Well it shouldn't. the DOS partitino shoudl be dead. Open HD toolbox and destroy the partition totally. then build a nice RDB partition on the drive and try and instal again.

you WILL have AROS booting off a hard drive :-D


I hope so :-) Been drinking so much cola while I wait, I think I might burst ^_^

How does one obliterate the partition? ;-) I tried switching to MBR, writing the table, rebooting, then switching back to RDB (so there was an RDB but no partition defined), running the installer. Should work? We shall see :-)
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2003, 02:50:25 PM »
*sigh* non-system disk or disk error

:-(

Maybe I should learn some more about this stuff before I continue further ;-)
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2003, 02:58:34 PM »
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*sigh* non-system disk or disk error

:-(

Maybe I should learn some more about this stuff before I continue further ;-)


Keep playing!! That's the best way to learn.

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2003, 02:23:06 PM »
Could you please check whether the problems you encountered are still there, in the latest nightly builds?
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2003, 02:56:16 PM »
25-Nov-2003 build boots fine here :-)
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2003, 03:00:33 PM »
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25-Nov-2003 build boots fine here


Glad to hear that :-) , but does it work with the same setup you encountered problems with before? I'm referring to the HDD partitioning and such stuff.
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2003, 03:23:28 PM »
Well, the drive's been wiped, but i'll see if I can trip it up with a similar setup and post back. :-)

Edit: Haven't managed to get it right yet so that it freezes the old builds so I can then check the new build, I think the only way might be to install the various OS I had on there before, will take quite some time ;-)
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2003, 07:29:49 PM »
Thanks, your effort is very much appreciated :-)
 

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2003, 08:24:35 PM »
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On friday, I tried the latest build and found that it worked fine on my Athlon and my P4... I even tried the HD install and that worked perfectly... (For the first time I might add  )


Matt!!! You got the bootloader working finally??!?? Don't tease, 'cos I LOVE what you guy's are doing.

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Re: AROS has started wigging out on me :-(
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2003, 03:06:10 PM »
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Thanks, your effort is very much appreciated :-)


Well, I'm a crap coder so I should make myself useful somehow! ;-)

The results are in and it's bad news I'm afraid :-( I managed to recreate the conditions which stopped AROS booting, and it still affects the 25th November build. I've got the latest (26th) downloading now, will test it in the next hour (I have replace the machine's FDD first because of a freak accident I've just had.)

I think I've narrowed it down somewhat though. This is the order I did things in:

Installed QNX, made a BeOS partition and a FAT32 partition. Put WinME on the FAT32 partition so I could install BeOS from Windows, installed BeOS, then Mandrake Linux. At this point AROS is still booting from CD with no trouble. However Mandrake's LILO overwrites QNX's boot selector and I couldn't for the life of me get LILO to boot QNX or BeOS (although it would boot Windows.)

This is where Smart Boot Manager came in. When you install SBM in the drive's MBR, it keeps the original MBR someplace (is there room in the MBR for both?? I don't know but it's all I can think of...) so that if you choose 'Previous MBR' at the boot selection screen, LILO comes up and you can load Linux.

As soon as SBM's installed, the AROS CDs won't work.

You can find SBM here.

Hope this helps in some way :-)