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Re: Unslung 5.5 will not Boot from USB Disk1

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  • bloedmann999
    ... has ... configuration. ... /.sda1root ... the USB ... Well now ... disk. After ... could see ... that seems ... ready if I ... So, now ... really gone ...
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 5, 2006
      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, Tom Clerckx <tomclerckx@...> wrote:
      >
      > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/FAQ/Unslung55BetaProblems
      >
      > i think this is the wiki page Mike refers to.
      >
      > Tom.
      >
      >
      > Mike Westerhof wrote:
      > > Did you reflash before each attempt to unsling? The "unsling"
      > > operation is a one-time utility. After it executes, it "marks" the
      > > flash memory in such a way that subsequent boots are more appropriate
      > > for the pivot to the external disk during boot. Regrettably, this
      has
      > > the side effect that if you boot again (even without a disk
      > > attached) and attempt to unsling again, it will appear to work
      > > correctly but it will only write a partial file system to the disk.
      > >
      > > The simple fix is to reflash the firmware on the NSLU2 prior to each
      > > unsling -- this ensure that you unsling from a "fresh"
      configuration.
      > > You can also boot without disks, and once booted remove the
      /.sda1root
      > > or /.sdb1root (whichever file you have on your NSLU2), and reboot
      > > without disks again -- this should return your NSLU2 to a state where
      > > it can successfully perform the unsling operation.
      > >
      > > This is in the wiki somewhere, BTW, but I don't have the url handy
      > > right now.
      > >
      > > Mike (mwester)
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > *From:* bloedmann999 <mailto:Brian_Dorling@...>
      > > *To:* nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > > <mailto:nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com>
      > > *Sent:* Monday, April 03, 2006 3:17 PM
      > > *Subject:* [nslu2-linux] Unslung 5.5 will not Boot from USB Disk1
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > > had a Slug working correctly with V5.5 beta. Then I replaced
      the USB
      > > disk to a Maxtor one Touch, got that to work correctly too.
      Well now
      > > the Maxtor screwed up and I had to completely reformat the
      disk. After
      > > surface scan etc. disk does seem to be OK (did lots of tests on my
      > > other PC). Reformatted the Maxtor via the Web interface, and
      could see
      > > it OK, scandisk worked Ok too. Then "/sbin/unsling disk1",
      that seems
      > > to work OK. Tried 4 times now, but the Slug will never come
      ready if I
      > > boot with this disk attached and powered on.
      > > Attached the original disk and the Slug will boot OK off that.
      So, now
      > > I have the chance to compare the two disks to see what has
      really gone
      > > wrong in the unslinging process. But, the original also has a
      lot of
      > > extra data on it (backups etc.). How can I best go about
      comparing the
      > > two, and what should I be looking for?
      > > I could probabaly just clone the original to the Maxtor, but
      at the
      > > moment I want to know what went wrong. Mainly because it also went
      > > wrong on my first attempts with the original disk, but in the
      end I
      > > did get it to work OK.
      > >
      > > Cheers Brian
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      Tom,
      I had already read that link, and tried that, for me it did not work.
      But as far as I can see, that link says nothing about unslinging being
      a single-shot affair after a firmware upgrade (at least at V5.5).

      Cheers Brian
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