Hi,

Thanks for the response,

I don't see it finding any media when it gets to that spot....
...
Version 1.6.0-RC2
Kernel 3.2.4-grsec
Mounting SHM FS on /shm
waiting until usb-storage driver has initialized all devices ...
Creating devices in /dev

Searching for configuration media
Would you really like to load DL without Configuration Media? (y/n)


The mSATA drive has 2 partitions - one with just the etc-mods and the other with both etc-mods and bootdisk.iso, etc

I have reformated the mSATA drive a few times already, but that has made no difference.


Here is what happens if I boot off the mSATA drive with the USB drive in place...
...
Version 1.6.0-RC2
Kernel 3.2.4-grsec
Mounting SHM FS on /shm
waiting until usb-storage driver has initialized all devices ...
Creating devices in /dev

Searching for configuration media
Checking for "etc-mods.tar.bz2" on "/dev/sda1" ... success!
loading configuration
Searching for Devil-Linux CD-ROM
Search list: 
   checking /dev/sda1 ... Found Devil-Linux v1.6.0-RC2

Found ISO (1.6.0-RC2) on /dev/sda1
Mounting SHM FS on /cdrom/shm
Unmounting  proc
Starting up final system...

In other words, the USB drive is identified as /dev/sda

I am pretty sure it is booting initially from the mSATA drive as that is what I have in the boot order and I don't see any activity on the USB LED until after the configuration is searched/found. I used SysLinux with serial console for the boot loader as I could not get it to boot using Grub (with serial).


Here is the output of fdisk -l (the USB device is seen as /dev/sda)

root@Devil:~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
145 heads, 48 sectors/track, 1125 cylinders, total 7831552 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          48     7831551     3915752    b  W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdb: 1979 MB, 1979228160 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 240 cylinders, total 3865680 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          63     3850559     1925248+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sdb2         3850560     3865679        7560    b  W95 FAT32



Any other thoughts?





On 02/23/2012 03:17 AM, Dominic Raferd wrote:
Hi Martin

Can you tell us what you see, without USB stick in, when the boot 
process gets to the stage:

Creating devices in /dev
Searching for configuration media
Checking...

what gets checked and what results are returned?

I wonder if your system is checking the device where etc-mods-tar.bz2 is 
stored, or if it is trying to check it but is unable to read it. With 
your USB stick out I think the mSATA drive would be /dev/sda. Did you 
store the configuration on the first partition of mSATA (/dev/sda1) or 
on a separate second partition (/dev/sda2)? If the former, you might try 
the latter, it is really better anyway. What boot loader are you using? 
Did you (re-)format the partition(s) and if so how?

Dominic

[ After the initial boot process there are normally two steps to finding 
the DL system configuration:

 1. search for etc-mods.tar.bz2 on devices in turn (e.g. /dev/hda
    /dev/hdc1 /dev/hdc /deb/hdb1) which should (of course) end with
    success, then 'loading configuration'
 2. search for Devil-Linux CD-ROM, in this case a 'Search List' is first
    printed (e.g. /dev/hda /dev/hdc /dev/hdb) and then they are checked
    in turn, so this should end with 'Found Devil-Linux v...' ]

On 23/02/2012 03:33, Martin Glazer wrote:
Hi,

Been using DL for a while and now I am trying to replace my PC hardware.
I have a new Soekris NET6501 with an internal 2GB mSATA drive 
(TS2GMSA500).

I've installed DL on a USB stick and have it running from there but I 
want to install it on the mSATA drive.

I've used the install-on-usb script and and installed DL on the drive 
(including etc-mods) however I have a problem - the system boots off 
the mSATA drive, but then when it comes to loading etc-mods, it cannot 
find etc-mods or the bootcd.iso file and so cannot boot.

If I boot from the mSATA drive with the USB stick in place, it finds 
the config on the USB stick as well as the bootcd.iso and continues to 
boot of the USB stick.
The USB stick appears as /dev/sda
The mSATA drive appears as /dev/sdb

I have tried both 1.4 and 1.6 versions of DL with the same result.

It's as if DL finds the mSATA drive to start the boot process but then 
loses it when it creates udev and searches for the configuration file.

Does anyone have any thoughts on how I can get this working off the 
mSATA drive or what I might be doing wrong?


Thanks


Martin


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