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Author Topic: VL boot floppies - is there a linux.003 ?[SOLVED]  (Read 1101 times)
Craigus
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« on: April 10, 2009, 03:58:05 pm »

Now attempting to boot a Toshiba 3480CT which has no optical drive from USB floppy.

I've downloaded the VL boot floppy images from : http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/install/floppy/vlinst-bootfloppies/

The system boots fine and requests the next floppy as expected. However after:
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Unable to open input file:- a:\linux.002 - Insert new disk now.
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and inserting floppy #3, extraction proceeds for a while and then
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Unable to open input file:- a:\linux.003 - Insert new disk now.

is displayed. As far as I can see, there is no linux.003 in the downloaded images.

What am I doing wrong ?

« Last Edit: April 24, 2009, 03:56:08 am by Craigus » Logged
Craigus
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 04:37:46 pm »

I found the 5 floppy images on the VL6.0 Light CD - a similar problem with these occurs. The installer asks:
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Unable to open input file:- a:\linux.005 - Insert new disk now.

However, the  5th floppy image does not contain linux.005 .

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nightflier
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 06:52:01 am »

I ran into that problem a few times. Every time it was a bad floppy. The "unsplit" program is very basic. It doesn't have an initial record of how many files to expect, and if it can not read the complete "linux.004" file, it assumes that it needs the next numbered one (linux.005), even if it does not exist.

Try doing a "full format" on the floppies before using. If there are any bad sectors it will not work  Sad
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Craigus
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 03:16:04 pm »

Many thanks. It was my 2nd floppy that was faulty - I was thinking that it was the last one - hence the failure with both the 3 and 5 floppy sets.

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