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Siblo Question for Leachim
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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2008, 09:15    Post subject:  Siblo Question for Leachim
Subject description: How to install siblo without using Windows
 

I have gotten siblo zip file. The installer is Window$ based. I did see there is a file, siblo.bin. I think it is the bootloader that is written to the reserve section of the partition. If it is, then one could figure out the start of the reserve section and then use dd to install the bootloader with the proper offset.

However, calculating the needed offset is the problem. It is to easy to make an error doing the calculation. Is there an easier method or installer that can be used to install siblo using Puppy? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Leachim

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2008, 20:52    Post subject:  

The siblo boot loader is copied onto the partition the following way:

The first sector of siblo.bin goes into the boot-sector (the first sector of the partition) - then one sector is skipped (here Microsoft stores some cached informations about FAT32 disk usage) - the rest of siblo.bin is simply copied to the third and following sectors of the partition. Check whether there are enough unused sectors at the start of the partition! In practice this should not be a problem, because WIndows and Linux formatted FAT32 partitions have enough unused sectors at the start of each partition per default!

Sorry, but I did not had the time yet to write a Linux-installer for SIBLO. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2008, 21:00    Post subject:
Subject description: Thanks for information
 

I will use dd and hexedit to try things out. I will post the results if I have success.
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Leachim

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2008, 15:26    Post subject:  

I wrote a Linux installer for SIBLO. The complete package (including source) is available for download at

http://simplux.org/siblo

Pleae let me know if you experience any problems.
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2008, 08:22    Post subject:  

Thank you for the help!
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markus

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Feb 2008, 01:11    Post subject:  zip file is missing items  

Leachim,

Can you please check the latest zip you posted up? All the win32 executables and code are missing Sad

thanks,
markus.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Feb 2008, 15:20    Post subject:
Subject description: for Markus
 

Here are the two zip files that I have downloaded in the past. The first is the window$ only (siblo-win.zip) version and the second has the linux installer (siblo-lin.zip) with what appears to be the window$ stuff.

I had no problems with the linux installer. Siblo does work well if one follows the readme file informtion. I hope this helps.
siblo-win.zip
Description 
zip

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Filename  siblo-win.zip 
Filesize  122 KB 
Downloaded  844 Time(s) 
siblo-lin.zip
Description 
zip

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Filename  siblo-lin.zip 
Filesize  142.47 KB 
Downloaded  751 Time(s) 

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markus

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Feb 2008, 18:25    Post subject:  

Thanks JustGreg!
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danieljiang

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Dec 2008, 04:22    Post subject: siblo's release  

I faced on a problem

I want to boot my usb-stick with siblo, winpe/slax and VMware ESXi Install Program.

I am success for winpe & slax, but failed for ESXi.

This is a error follow:

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SYSLINUX image is too old; mboot.c32 needs at least version 2.12.

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I am also get the same error when I boot ESXi install program from pxelinux, then I upgrade the syslinux release great than 2.12, it work!

So I think this problem is the release problem.

Which release the siblo based on syslinux? &

How can I get the newest siblo baesd on syslinux release great than 2.12?
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