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Post by mogorman » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:57 pm

does anyone have experience with creating a booting linux device on the dreamcast, I have built a kernel and many applications but I am unsure of how to get it loading on the dreamcast, I have downloaded the distrubution someone made a long time ago, and tried patching and booting it, but one it didnt burn all the files becasue it only burn a few megs and two, it would not boot. if any one could please offer any advice it would be much appreciated, and lead to a newer version of linux on dreamcast, with some actually usefull applications.

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Post by Arqueiro » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:34 pm

mogorman wrote:does anyone have experience with creating a booting linux device on the dreamcast, I have built a kernel and many applications but I am unsure of how to get it loading on the dreamcast, I have downloaded the distrubution someone made a long time ago, and tried patching and booting it, but one it didnt burn all the files becasue it only burn a few megs and two, it would not boot. if any one could please offer any advice it would be much appreciated, and lead to a newer version of linux on dreamcast, with some actually usefull applications.

Matt

i have linuxdc, i know about selft-booting homebrew games, but i dont have sure, about how dclinux work, u said that replace the old kernel by a new one, but, whats happening now ? u culd burn it ? our you burn but it dont work ?
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Post by mogorman » Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:29 pm

Hi, I have made an updated version of the kernel, with sound support, vmu support, gdrom support and bba, and controller etc. I have also built some minor applications, but when I attempt to burn the linuxdc cd with this stuff on disc it doesnt boot, when i just put in my files it does not boot, when i just burn it period it doesnt boot. I am at a loss, if anyone has any advice or ideas on how I can get going it would be appreciated. I should be able to burn the dc-load sometime this week and try loading the kernel over that, i will tell you what happens when I try.

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Post by Arqueiro » Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:04 pm

mogorman wrote:Hi, I have made an updated version of the kernel, with sound support, vmu support, gdrom support and bba, and controller etc. I have also built some minor applications, but when I attempt to burn the linuxdc cd with this stuff on disc it doesnt boot, when i just put in my files it does not boot, when i just burn it period it doesnt boot. I am at a loss, if anyone has any advice or ideas on how I can get going it would be appreciated. I should be able to burn the dc-load sometime this week and try loading the kernel over that, i will tell you what happens when I try.

Matt
cool !!!

but when you put the cd on dc, what happen ? it reebot ? it freeze ? or u got a audio screen ?
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Post by mogorman » Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:09 pm

goes to audio screen
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Post by mogorman » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:41 pm

okay, with dc-load, i get blue screen of death with any 1st_read.bin I have tried, including one of the plain files that they released, any ideas? please help would be cool if I could help jump start work on this.
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Post by Mekanaizer » Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:48 pm

Hi mogorman

so here is the Jump Start for you

1?
Try to unscramble the 1st_read.bin that is why you are geting the Blue Screen of Death ;)

2?
Here is a very old guide i used (long time ago)
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT6973012857.html

i hope that helps you ;)

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Post by mogorman » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:03 pm

does anyone know of an unscramble tool for linux?
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Post by Phantom » Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:40 pm

mogorman wrote:does anyone know of an unscramble tool for linux?
http://mc.pp.se/dc/files/scramble.c. Run it with `-d' to descramble.
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Post by mogorman » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:02 pm

thanks a million, I hope to get some more tries in before i leave work
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