[ECOS] FAT file system on floppy -> what do i need
David N. Welton
Sat Mar 5 08:18:00 GMT 2005
"B.E.Comp Project" <email@example.com> writes:
> hello sir
> On 24 Feb 2005 15:13:07 +0100, David N. Welton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >You can get Scivoli from the URL above - it uses the driver to read
> >straight off the disk. I'm in the process of uploading a tarball
> >as well.
> i tried with compiling your scivoli code. at the md5check step i am
> getting following error.
> [root@localhost scivoli]# ./md5check.tcl image.bin /dev/fd0
> can't find package md5
> while executing
> "package require md5"
> (file "./md5check.tcl" line 5)
> i am not knowing tcl...to get over this i downloaded tcllib-1.7
> then done standard configure,make,make install.i am seeing following
> entry when i gave locate md5
> but still it gives same error message . is there any way to include
> the above file . or any environment variable etc. so that tclsh can
> locate md5 present there.
You could, in the md5check code, simply do:
package require md5
However, you don't even need md5check, it's just convenient, because
it makes sure what's been written to the floppy is ok. I have had so
many bad floppies when working with this code that it's not funny:-(
> one more question :
> i skip the md5check and use dd for transferring image.bin to floppy.
> after booting from floppy i get blank screen then at the next moment
> system reboots...what could be the problem. is it related to : "it
> requires VBE compatible video card to function. Many, but not all
> modern video cards meet this criteria". or any other reason.
Could be. You can attach a serial cable at 38400 to see what error
message it's giving you, if any.
David N. Welton
Apache, Linux, Tcl Consulting
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