maurizio_compagnoni | 9 Jan 14:06 2005
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SBM and Linux


Hello and good day,

I have been using SBM (installed on a diskette) for some time with
complete satisfaction. 
On the second disk, I have installed an Open version of RedHat
Enterprise Linux v3 (CentOS 3.3), making sure LILO was installed in
the /boot partition (not MBR).
The /boot partition is the 3rd primary partition in the second disk;
the rest of Linux is installed in logical partitions in the extended
partition (/, /var, swap). 

Smart Boot Manager seems unable to recognize anything relative to
Linux. Neither Ctrl + H nor Ctrl + I changes the list of partitions in
the interface.

My hypothesis is that SBM doesn't know the ext2 or ext3 file system
types used by RedHat installation.

Is there a way to make things work ?
Can anybody give me any hint ? 
Thanks in advance.

Best regards
Maurizio

 
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muzzol | 9 Jan 20:34 2005
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Re: SBM and Linux


maurizio_compagnoni, vares dir:

>My hypothesis is that SBM doesn't know the ext2 or ext3 file system
>types used by RedHat installation.

i dont really think so, lot of people use sbm with ext2/3 whithout any
problem. have you changed anything in your hardware? maybe some changes on
your bios settings?

see you

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Big Kahuna Ocean Sports | 13 Jan 18:12 2005
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SBMK Bad!


Hi,

I'm trying to use Smart Boot Manager on my computer:

Samsung Sens 810, Pentium 133, 40 mb ram, 2 gb hard drive, Phoenix
NoteBios 4, Windows 95

And I get this error:

SBMK Bad!

I've tried installing SBM to hard drive and floppy disk, but I get the
same error.  I have also tried version 3.7 and 3.6, but I still get
the same error.

I have the two files (sbminst.exe and cwsdpmi.exe) in a separate
directory ( c:\temp ) and I tried installing to the floppy drive with
this command line:

sbminst -t us -d 0 -b sbm-bak.dat

It appears to install correctly, but the program will not run.  I
tried installing to a bootable floppy disk, and I still get the "SBMK
Bad!" error.

I also tried creating a Linux disk, and still get this error.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Jeffrey Cunningham | 15 Jan 19:24 2005
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Re: SBMK Bad!


On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:12:37 -0000
"Big Kahuna Ocean Sports" <captpaul1@...> wrote:

> And I get this error:
> 
> SBMK Bad!
>
> <...snip...>
> Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
> 

You're not really doing anything wrong, its just finicky. I have that problem all the time on older Dell's.
There's two things you have to do to get around it. First of all, set the write-protect tab on your freshly
made sbmgr disk so that it doesn't write to it - ever -. When it prompts you for "save changes" say: 'n'.  

Second, if it then responds with a disk error, your problem is your cdrom drive (or whatever source you're
trying to boot off of). In my case, the older Dell cdrom's are not bootable using this (or any other) method,
so far as I know. If you grab a newer cdrom drive and connect it in place of your other one (just hang it out of
the box), it will work just fine. 

I don't know why this is, but it always works for me. 

If you let sbmgr write to your floppy, the next time you try to use it you will get the "SBMK Bad!" error message
and your hosed - nothing to do but copy a fresh one and start over. 

Regards,

-Jeff

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Jeffrey Cunningham | 16 Jan 19:32 2005
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Re: SBMK Bad!


On Sat Jan 15, 2005 at 10:24:05AM -0800, Jeffrey Cunningham wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:12:37 -0000
> "Big Kahuna Ocean Sports" <captpaul1@...> wrote:
> 
> > And I get this error:
> > 
> > SBMK Bad!
> >
> > <...snip...>
> > Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
> > 
> 
> You're not really doing anything wrong, its just finicky. I have that problem all the time on older Dell's.
There's two things you have to do to get around it. First of all, set the write-protect tab on your freshly
made sbmgr disk so that it doesn't write to it - ever -. When it prompts you for "save changes" say: 'n'.  
> 
> Second, if it then responds with a disk error, your problem is your cdrom drive (or whatever source you're
trying to boot off of). In my case, the older Dell cdrom's are not bootable using this (or any other) method,
so far as I know. If you grab a newer cdrom drive and connect it in place of your other one (just hang it out of
the box), it will work just fine. 
> 
> I don't know why this is, but it always works for me. 
> 
> If you let sbmgr write to your floppy, the next time you try to use it you will get the "SBMK Bad!" error
message and your hosed - nothing to do but copy a fresh one and start over. 
> 
> Regards,
> 
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