That's the way to go. Once you've got a Linux install running, most (all?) of the currently available kernels will show your CF card as a disk on the desktop. F.ex, I've just booted my copy of the UbuntuDVD, and right at the bottom of the dash bar is a disk called 'LINUX' which is the CF card I use to store my kernels. It's just a matter of drag and drop to get new kernels on to it. (Not forgetting to eject function before rebooting - I haven't actually removed mine from my machine in months.)ggw wrote: I want to copy vmlinux-3.10.0 (and associated directory) to this CF card which is recognized by CFE.
Failing that (because I don't know how ... at the moment... to do it without some other computer + a CF reader[/writer?]... which I don't have), I still have vmlinux-3.10.0 on this USB thumbdrive.
It seems to me I can, without penalty, solve the CF transfer later. Right now I can use the thumbdrive to get Debian onto this recognized PATA drive. Later, after I figure out how to get vmlinux-3.10.0 onto the CF, I just change the ramdisk command line, put *it* in the menu, etc. and that's it... no more thumb drive required.
Any errors in that scheme?
Note: CFE can only boot a kernel off of a HDD if the HDD is MBR partitioned! The Linux install doesn't care however and will work fine from both MBR and RDSK partitioned disks.mechanic wrote:Make sure the pata drive is set as master with the little jumper. If you are using a pata cable with 2 connectors you may have to try both of them.The PATA drive I installed now refuses to be recognized in the X1000, but is happily seen back over in my AmigaOne. I really want that to be the disk to hold my Linux OS...
The pata drive should be seen from CFE as ide1.0 .
AOS Media toolbox should see it as sb600ide.
Linux will see it as the first drive letter after the sata drives. If you have only one SATA drive then Linux will see it as /dev/sdb. If you have 3 SATA HDs then Linux will see it as /dev/sdd.
You can make a FAT partition on it (as 1st partition) to hold kernels. CFE will see it as ide1.0 and your root partition should be /dev/sdx2 where x is whatever drive letter gets assigned.
This keyboard problem still bothers me, as I haven't seen it before. How and where are you connecting the keyboard?The USB keyboard problem is probably due to CFE having its own USB stack and when Linux takes over its stack does not recognize it until it gets plugged in again. That problem should(?) go away once you have a complete install.