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Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:43 pm
by jedeje
Hi,

Always willing to do some alpha or beta testing I followed the steps here: http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/SettingUpMultiRootGen7.

Because of the content of the downloaded menu.lst file:

Android|ANDROID|ANDROID|ANDROID
openAOS Froyo alpha|/dev/sda1|/rootfsfroyo.img|/init
Angstrom|/dev/sda1|/rootfs.img|/sbin/init

I expected to see three entries in the Boot menu, but see only the first two, Angstrom is not among them.

Is this to be expected behaviour or did I make a mistake somewhere?

=> Ok, fixed, had to put an LF at the end of the Angstrom entry. LF = a UNIX type line feed a.k.a carriage return

Gr.
John

PS Both Archos Android and Froyo boot fine.

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:59 pm
by roydebatzen
Hi!

I had installed it today.

I think they changed it a bit now,
so if you do it right Angstrom should be there ,too.

So have fun

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:12 pm
by jedeje
Thx for the reply.

Will make another attempt tomorrow :-).

Gr.
John

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:21 am
by dm8tbr
Make sure not to change the file in any way under windows. Or if you edit it use an editor capable of proper unix line endings. Most menu problems are caused by this.

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:26 am
by jedeje
dm8tbr wrote:Make sure not to change the file in any way under windows. Or if you edit it use an editor capable of proper unix line endings. Most menu problems are caused by this.
I always use Notepad++ as editor on Windows, that usually seems to do ok with UNIX type line terminators.

But to be on the safe side I┬┤ll redo things on one of my Linux boxes.

Gr.
John

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:32 pm
by jedeje
Ok, fixed, had to put an LF at the end of the Angstrom entry.

Gr.
John

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:55 am
by zandoli
jedeje wrote:Ok, fixed, had to put an LF at the end of the Angstrom entry.

Gr.
John
Would you be kind enough to edit your first post to show what change you made to the Angstrom entry? Thank you very much.

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:03 am
by jedeje
zandoli wrote:Would you be kind enough to edit your first post to show what change you made to the Angstrom entry? Thank you very much.
Done!

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:14 am
by zandoli
Thank you. I was not really sure what you meant by LF.
Is it this | ?

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:08 am
by jedeje
zandoli wrote:Thank you. I was not really sure what you meant by LF.
Is it this | ?
Ah :-), see first post, hope that makes it more clear, if not let me know.

Gr.
John

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:03 am
by grond
zandoli wrote:Thank you. I was not really sure what you meant by LF.
Is it this | ?
LF = linefeed = add an empty line after the last line with text

Re: Dual Boot or Triple Boot?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:44 pm
by zandoli
Thanks guys.
I want everything to be very clear when I decide to take this plunge.
I have already rooted my A5A and should be taking the triple boot route soon. ;)