Posts by aba

    Hi Michał

    Thanks for taking care of my issue! Here my replies:

    0. On Ubuntu I erased a 8GB USB-Stick, formatted it with F32 and made it bootable:

    1. contents of the stick (check also my 1st code block in the original message):

    Based on this FreeBSD Instructions I did:

    1. # Put the ROM files on the USB and verify
    2. mount ­t msdosfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
    3. cd /mnt
    4. unzip .../downloads/
    5. # Extract tinyCore (ignore errors about set user) on USB /
    6. tar -xvjf .../downloads/TinyCore6.4_2017.tar.bz2

    2. Serial Console

    Using TinyCore I don't expect any VGA, so I didn't configure any special besides the Baud-rate.
    What do I have to do for VGA? Do you have any hints/links for this kind of setup?



    I assembled my apu2e4 and prepared a 8GB USB-Stick (bootable, FAT) with

    1. root@alef:/mnt# ls -lF
    2. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8388608 Aug 13 17:55 apu2_v4.14.0.3.rom*
    3. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 85 Aug 13 17:55 apu2_v4.14.0.3.SHA256*
    4. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 566 Aug 13 17:55 apu2_v4.14.0.3.SHA256.sig*
    5. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 156 Mai 15 2017*
    6. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19839127 Aug 2 2017 core.gz*
    7. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1500 Sep 2 2016 syslinux.cfg*
    8. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4103744 Jul 20 2016 vmlinuz*

    So far, everything fine.

    I put the USB-Stick in one of the 2 USB slots of the APU2E4, connected the serial cable with my machine and started a screen session. Then I plug in the power and the APU2E4 starts booting:

    I press '1' to start booting from the USB-Stick, the stick's LED blinks for some seconds but it always ends up with 'Booting from Hard Disk...' :-(

    I tried 2 different USB-sticks (both 8GB).

    Should I try another one? Or am I missing some fundamental stuff?

    Thanks for any hint!