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First step of booting Linux on Sigmarion 3

stingraze Page Icon Posted 2013-02-15 1:21 PM
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Hi guys, I'm trying BOCHS on my Sigmarion 3 which C:Amie introduced to me. More about BOCHS here

So far, I'm able to make BOCHS boot the BIOS, but can't boot the DSL image file which is about 50MB. The DSL iso image file is located on my CF card.

I've attached a photo of the progress so far.

I'm attaching the BOCHSRC as well below.
I know it's something to do with cyl, heads and spt.

Anybody who's good with setting files, please help!

Update: I think the DSL eats too much memory for BOCHS on this machine since it's setup with 4MB of RAM in the settings.

 
############################################################### 
# bochsrc.txt file for DLX Linux disk image.
###############################################################

# how much memory the emulated machine will have
megs: 4

# filename of ROM images
romimage: file=\BIOS-bochs-latest, address=0xf0000
vgaromimage: \VGABIOS-elpin-2.40

# what disk images will be used
#floppya: 1_44=\floppya.img, status=inserted
#floppyb: 1_44=\floppyb.img, status=inserted
diskc: file=\MemoryCard2\dsl.iso, cyl=306, heads=4, spt=17
newharddrivesupport: enabled=1

# choose the boot disk.
boot: c

# where do we send log messages?
log: \bochsout.txt

# disable the mouse, since DLX is text only
mouse: enabled=0

# enable key mapping, using US layout as default.
#
# NOTE: In Bochs 1.4, keyboard mapping is only 100% implemented on X windows.
# However, the key mapping tables are used in the paste function, so
# in the DLX Linux example I'm enabling keyboard_mapping so that paste
# will work. Cut&Paste is currently implemented on win32 and X windows only.

keyboard_mapping: enabled=1, map=\x11-pc-us.map
#keyboard_mapping: enabled=1, map=../keymaps/x11-pc-fr.map
#keyboard_mapping: enabled=1, map=../keymaps/x11-pc-de.map
#keyboard_mapping: enabled=1, map=../keymaps/x11-pc-es.map




Edited by stingraze 2013-02-15 1:38 PM




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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2013-02-15 2:10 PM
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Success! I loaded a rescue disk image of BG-Tiny Linux Bootdisk on Sigmarion 3!!!

It's not responding to my keyboard at the moment, so I'll try other Tiny Linux that boots from floppy.
The BOCHS crashes after booting after pressing some key.

Update: I'm trying Slackware 1.01. So far so good.

Edited by stingraze 2013-02-15 2:49 PM




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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2013-02-15 2:54 PM
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Update: Got the Slackware 1.01 working on Sigmarion 3. This time without crashes.




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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2013-02-15 8:21 PM
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DSL was eating up too much memory? Doesn't sound like it lived up to its name (Damn Small Linux).
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2013-02-15 10:12 PM
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Yeah, the name is for 2013 users with like 4GB-32GB of RAM.... lol Not for emulated x86 environment with 4MB of RAM. Will try out and see if larger RAM works.

Update: On BOCHS 2.1.1, 8MB of RAM works, and the device is snappy!

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2013-02-15 11:31 PM
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Hi guys. I uploaded a video of BOCHS 2.1.1 running Slackware 1.01 with 12MB of RAM on Sigmarion 3.



Edited by stingraze 2013-02-15 11:48 PM
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