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Issues Installing ZeroShell to HDD or USB Drive

 
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nfldwifi



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Issues Installing ZeroShell to HDD or USB Drive Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

I have been reading up on getting ZeroShell to install on an HDD or USB Drive, and I am having issues.

The error I am getting is as follows:

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C:\temp>physdiskwrite -u zeroshell.img.gz

physdiskwrite v0.5.1 by Manuel Kasper <mk>

Searching for physical drives...

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive0:
Windows: cyl: 7296
tpc: 255
spt: 63
C/H/S: 16383/16/63
Model: Hitachi HTS721060G9SA00
Serial number: MPCCN8Y3HPUR4L
Firmware rev.: MC3OC10H

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive1:
Windows: cyl: 124
tpc: 255
spt: 63

Which disk do you want to write? (0..1) 1
About to overwrite the contents of disk 1 with new data. Proceed? (y/n) y
Failed to open zeroshell.img.gz - exiting.

C:\temp>


Any ideas on what I am doing wrong? The current USB drive I am attempting to install to is a 1 gig drive formated as FAT. Not sure if that is the issue since the physdiskwrite appears to be erroring out even before we get to that point.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all
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nfldwifi



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about a case of the "Mondays" and it's only Saturday. I see the error of my ways, the disk was formatted for FAT. We formatted our disk to RAW, and now it copied like a champ.

Upon boot from the HDD (Western Digital 230GB HDD) we are getting the following error.

Quote:

kernel panic not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown-block 1,2


By doing a quick search, not really finding anything that is pointing me in the right direction. Thoughts?
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nfldwifi



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok....So after even more tests, looks like ZC is not compatible with our SATA controller, or our HD is too large? I installed the system on a 1GB flash drive, and all is well.

So, hmm. Any issues with running this system off a flash drive? it doesn't slow down performance does it? I am guessing not. The only time the system uses or loads from the USB drive is when we reboot the system, correct?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the flash controller is good you won't have any issues. The flash is read when you boot and when a log is written, which you could disable to save the disk.
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nfldwifi



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ppalias wrote:
If the flash controller is good you won't have any issues. The flash is read when you boot and when a log is written, which you could disable to save the disk.


We do have an HDD in this box as well, is there a way to make all the logs write to the HDD? Ihave not looked into this yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure if there is a way through the web gui, but you can always mount the drive and make a symbolic link from /Database/LOG to the HDD.
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