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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
parsons server # cp /home/turtle/server/sbminst /usr/sbin/
parsons server # sbminst -d /mnt/fd0
-bash: /usr/sbin/sbminst: Permission denied
parsons server # cd /usr/sbin
parsons sbin # chmod 777 sbminst


So to install the program one has to place it in the directory /usr/sbin/
and change its permissions
however
Code:
parsons sbin # sbminst -d /mnt/fd0

Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1 Installer Copyright (C) 2000 Suzhe, Lonius
This is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY!

open /mnt/fd0: No such file or directory
parsons sbin # sbminst -d /mnt/floppy

Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1 Installer Copyright (C) 2000 Suzhe, Lonius
This is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY!

open /mnt/floppy: Is a directory
parsons sbin # sbminst -d 0

Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1 Installer Copyright (C) 2000 Suzhe, Lonius
This is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY!

open 0: No such file or directory
parsons sbin # sbminst -d /mnt/floppy/

Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1 Installer Copyright (C) 2000 Suzhe, Lonius
This is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY!

open /mnt/floppy/: Is a directory
parsons sbin #                       

I still cant get it to find my floppy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for anybody like me whom floppy drives are too prehistoric to rember how to use
So to get it to work with a ext2 formatted floppy you, freshly format a old floppy from out of your closet with Kfloppy then:
Code:
# mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Code:
# sbminst -t us -d /dev/fd0

then dont forget to
Code:
# umount /dev/fp0 /mnt/floppy

However it did not work on a dell optiplex GXM 5200 floppy drive for some reason? so maby ext2 is not a good format? Does it have to be a certian formated floppy to work?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EDIT: Reason - didn't see PAGE TWO of this thread!

Got it. I had to move sbminst to /sbin. Grrr... what a CRAPPY DAY I AM HAVING!!!!

Please ignore the following post:
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turtles wrote:
I downloaded sbminst.bin from the link above and placed it in a off shoot of my home dir called server. I mounted my floppy and ran sbminst.
Code:
parsons server# mount /mnt/floppy
parsons server # sbminst -t us -d /mnt/floppy
-bash: sbminst: command not found
parsons server # sbminst -t us -d /mnt/floppy
-bash: sbminst: command not found
parsons server # sbminst -d /mnt/fd0
-bash: sbminst: command not found
parsons server # sbminst -d 0
-bash: sbminst: command not found
parsons server #

What am i doing wrong?
Does it need to be in my bin directory?


Right. What in the HECK are we supposed to DO with this sbminst file now that we have it? I have ensured that it is executable - but it won't execute. I have tried to run it as a script - but it isn't a script. :oops:

Anyone?
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