Running on a Libretto laptop

Forum thread started by inseculous on Tue, 2004-10-19 15:13

Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I didn't see any hardware forums.

I was wondering if anyone out there has gotten Be to run on a Toshiba Libretto 50CT? I just got one and was trying to get it to boot but it freezes at the seventh icon, or "sysinit2: 23" for the hardcore hackers. I'm using a fresh Be 5 pro install.

If anyone has suggestions let me know.

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Running on a Libretto laptop

Just a shot in the dark: try out BeOS Max Edition (http://www.bebits.com/app/3148, http://www.beosmax.org/). May be the Max Edition contains additional stuff that makes BeOS running on your Libretto.

Running on a Libretto laptop

sysinit23 is something to do with disk access, from memory. Please tell me you've tried safemode...

Otherwise the IDE replacement may help, as might a new R5 disk.

Running on a Libretto laptop

yeah, scanty said that it was releasing a tmp file system. Yes I've tried safemode. I've disabled just about everything in the bios, though there isn't much. I found a japanese site that walks through loading it, I passed it through babelfish and the only thing I saw that they did different then me was to use a boot floppy. I don't see how this could affect it. I'm guessing they used a later model or something. I will try max. Do you think it would help if I removed a lot of unnecessary drives?

Running on a Libretto laptop

inseculous wrote:
yeah, scanty said that it was releasing a tmp file system. Yes I've tried safemode. I've disabled just about everything in the bios, though there isn't much. I found a japanese site that walks through loading it, I passed it through babelfish and the only thing I saw that they did different then me was to use a boot floppy. I don't see how this could affect it. I'm guessing they used a later model or something. I will try max. Do you think it would help if I removed a lot of unnecessary drives?

s/drives/drivers I guess, and no, not really, as full safe mode disables almost all of them anyway

My Vaio was a bitch to get BeOS onto, but its humming anyway perfectly now, even the wireless. First few boots, whilst I removed crap that was causing issues (APM drivers, etc) needed two safe mode options set by hand each time- VGA and No BIOS Calls. Now the first is uneeded and the second is done by the kernel driver settings.

Running on a Libretto laptop

Ok, so I've tried a few different thing and I've got nothing. It still stops at the same point. Here's what I've done (note: I've done these with R5pro, R5PE, and MAx3)

Normal nothing changed.
Safemode "enabled"
Each option in boot menu individually
Only "bios calls" and "safe mode"
deleted most of the files in /boot/beos/system/... (wasn't sure what was what so this probably hurt more then helped.

Here are the specs for my Libretto: (right out of manual so it will be a bit techy)
Processor:
P75 w/VRT
System Arch:
Vesa Local Bus (32-bit, 25Mhz) (graphics)
ISA Bus (16-bit, 8mhz) (BIOS, HDD, KBC, Sound) <-- could this be too old?
Memory:
16MB RAM @ 70ns EDO DRAM
Hyperpage mem access
64bit data width
BIOS:
2Mbit flash eprom @120ns
256KB
APM 1.2
VESA 2
DPMS
DCC
PNP 1.0 support
Video:
1MB @ 4Mbit EDO DRAM
50ns
hyper page access
Chips & Technology (B65550) w/32-bit data bus width
Accelerator: supports 32-bit BitBLT, H/W Cursor, DrirectDraw
Digital Video Accelerator, YUV-to-RGB color space conversion
Colors up to 16.7 mil
internal display: 640x480@16.7
virtual 800x600, 1024x768, and 1280x1024
externals the same
Refresh Rate 64Hrz @64k colors
Storage:
2GB Travelmate IBM harddrive (EIDE)
PCMCIA FDD

I'm sure this is way more then anyone ever wanted to know, but I feel getting everything on the table will help finding a solution if there is one.

My thoughts: I haven't found anything that looks like a Chips&Tech video driver on the system or bebits. Could it be in another one or named funny?
The ISA bus at the top seems suspect, but I'm not a hardware man so I don't know. It does clam PnP compatability, but on ISA? I though Be needed at least some pci to work.

What are some specific files I should target for deletion? And which distro would be best to start from?

Sorry about another long post, I just like to get it all out so the bases are covered :)

any help and ideas would be appreciated.

mike