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Boot using serial one zeroshell 3.0.0 on a soekris 6501

 
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aseques



Joined: 16 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Boot using serial one zeroshell 3.0.0 on a soekris 6501 Reply with quote

I am installing zeroshell on a soekris 6501 using a pendrive. The issue I'm having is that zeroshell only boots when there is the serial console enabled because the kernel selection menu expects the serial connection to be enabled (specifically at 19200)

    I've tried setting it to boot using vga (altough the 6501 doesn't have one)
    I've tried setting it to boot using serial 19200
    I've tried setting it to boot using serial 38400

So far the only way to have a proper boot is having the serial console connected on boot at 19200, otherwise the system won't boot.

Any news on this?
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aseques



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to change de values of conMute so it could boot as expected.
http://wiki.soekris.info/What_do_all_those_BIOS_settings_do%3F
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rsiera



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I tried ctrl^P and set conMute=Enabled. boot 81 (from USB) and then word GRUB appears, but then nothing moves.

I'm using ZeroShell-3.0.0-Disk-2GB.img.gz which I unpacked and copied the img with dd for windows to a usb stick.

I'm using baud 19200 speed.

Any ideas why this doesn't work in my setup?
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aseques



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rsiera wrote:
Hi,

I tried ctrl^P and set conMute=Enabled. boot 81 (from USB) and then word GRUB appears, but then nothing moves.

I'm using ZeroShell-3.0.0-Disk-2GB.img.gz which I unpacked and copied the img with dd for windows to a usb stick.

I'm using baud 19200 speed.

Any ideas why this doesn't work in my setup?

In my case I changed both ConMute and ConSpeed
Code:
set ConMute=Enabled
set ConSpeed=38400

It's very importat that you disable the hardware flow control in your minicom/serial connection.
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rsiera



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great, thanks, I'll give it a try and keep you (and everyone searching for Soekris Wink ) posted
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rsiera



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, it took me a long time to figure out that my DD.EXE for windows didn't create valid usb images.
But this tool did: http://rufus.akeo.ie/
So then everything went according to plan.
Code:

Start Soekris
Break with ctrl+P
Execute following commands:
  set ConLock=Disabled
  set ConSpeed=38400
  set ConLock=Enabled
  set ConMute=Enabled
attach usb with image
reboot
Break with ctrl+P
Execute command
  boot 81
Wait for 1,5 min and zeroshell is available


optionally

Code:

Start Soekris
Break with ctrl+P
Execute following commands:
  set ConLock=Disabled
  set ConSpeed=38400
  set ConLock=Enabled
  set ConMute=Enabled
  set BootDrive=81 80 F0
attach usb with image
reboot
Wait for 1,5 min and zeroshell is available


BTW, sometimes the reset button isn't enough. Sometimes a power cycle is necessary.
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