Re: corrupt sbm.bin
Le Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 02:05:00PM +0200, Hannes Wenzel écrivait:
> I'm unable wether to mount it nor to boot from it.
> What do you mean with 'boot manager'? I guess the role of a boot manager is to
> boot from it?!?!? 8-|
> How do I handle this disk?
Please read README.sbm :
| About the Smart Boot Manager image
| The file `sbm.bin' that is available in this directory may be useful
| to you if you are not able to directly boot the first CD because your
| BIOS may be too old and may not support ISOLINUX.
| Then, instead of booting on the CD directly, you create a Smart Boot
| Manager floppy image by using the sbm.bin disk image. You can create this
| floppy with rawrite (under DOS) or with dd (under Linux). Now you can
| boot on this floppy disk and it will detect your CDROM and let you boot
| on it bypassing any BIOS limitation.
| What is SBM ?
| Smart Boot Manager or briefly SmartBtmgr (SBM), is an OS independent
| Boot Manager - a program that is loaded by the bios before any
| operating system and allows you to choose which operating system to
| SBM is included in Debian in two ways, the package bmconf allows us to
| install and configure an old version of SBM and sbm wich is the latest
| version of SBM with an installer.
| What's the use of SBM on the CD then ?
| SBM includes an IDE driver that allows us to boot the cds even on
| machines with a BIOS that wouldn't support booting from CD, provided our
| CDROM is an IDE one, that is, so you can make a SBM floppy and boot from
| it and then tell it to boot from your CDROM.
| Also, there are some cases where the BIOS would allow booting from the CD
| but isolinux fails to boot from there, in this case you can either boot
| using a CD other than the first, as the others don't use isolinux, or you
| can make a SBM floppy and boot from this floppy and then tell SBM to boot
| your CDROM.
| How do you make a SBM floppy ?
| If you have SBM installed on a box you can run sbminst. Otherwise you can
| put the sbm.bin floppy image that we provide with our cds onto a floppy
| just like you would do with a rescue image.
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