Integrating "Geexbox" into UBCD. Help please!

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eeefreak
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Integrating "Geexbox" into UBCD. Help please!

#1 Post by eeefreak » Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:18 pm

Hi all.

I am trying to add the linux media center "Geexbox" into my UBCD however i am having the following problem.

I can get it to run from the bootable CD Image using the diskemu command, however it crashes at the end of the load. This is because it needs to open the cd tray, however as it is being run from ram, not off the CD it cannot figure out how to do this.

Could someone please explain how to combine the Geexbox CD into my UBCD so that it runs off the CD, not emulated in ram?

I tried the FAQ on the customisation page called "How to add any Linux-based CD to UBCD (Contributed by Adrian Stanciu) " however the site is down.

thanks in advance.
eeefreak

bldrdash
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#2 Post by bldrdash » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:00 pm

I'm guessing you did something like:
- Extracted Geexbox to an iso
- Added the iso to UBCD's iso
- Modified the menu to exec "diskemu geexbox.iso"

Is that what you did? If not, tell us how you did it.

If it is what you did, then Geexbox is one of the many,
many isos diskemu CAN'T boot properly. In fact I don't
even know what isos diskemu CAN boot, even though it's says
it can. iso booting only works for a few. You might have
better luck using "bcdw Boot /path/to/geexbox.iso" but it
would not surprise me a bit if that didn't work.

Since it appears Geexbox is linux based, pretty good
chance you can get it going however.

I believe the "How to add any Linux-based CD to UBCD" documents
were outdated anyway so we really don't have updated docs
for this. However, you can look at the following posts:

viewtopic.php?p=608#608
viewtopic.php?t=179


It's technical and not a howto, but you should be
able to glean how to do it from the threads.

Post with problems.

eeefreak
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#3 Post by eeefreak » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:18 pm

bldrdash wrote:I'm guessing you did something like:
- Extracted Geexbox to an iso
- Added the iso to UBCD's iso
- Modified the menu to exec "diskemu geexbox.iso".
yep! thats exactly what i did. didn't work as you suspected.
bldrdash wrote:You might have better luck using "bcdw Boot /path/to/geexbox.iso" but itwould not surprise me a bit if that didn't work.
nope! tried that too and also didnt work :(
bldrdash wrote:I believe the "How to add any Linux-based CD to UBCD" documents were outdated anyway so we really don't have updated docs for this. However, you can look at the following posts:

viewtopic.php?p=608#608
viewtopic.php?t=179


It's technical and not a howto, but you should be
able to glean how to do it from the threads.

Post with problems.
awesome mate cheers! will do and will let you know how i go.

thanks again.
eeefreak

eeefreak
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#4 Post by eeefreak » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:55 pm

ok.
basically followed the directions in the forums you pointed me to and had *some* success, but still ended up with the same error.

after replacing the isolinux.cfg file and a few others in the isolinux directory with the versions from the geexbox cd i altered my custome.scn menu with the following line

if ($lastKey == key[f3]); then isolinux vmlinuz initrd=initrd.gz init=/etc/init 5 reboot=w

it begins to boot geexbox and then runs into the same error "cannot open cdrom".

hmmmmmmmmm... still trying.

any suggestions greatfully appreciated.

cheers.
eeefreak

freeballer
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thought might help

#5 Post by freeballer » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:52 pm

having same issues as you were, but finally found the answer on the geexbox website and it's working perfectly for me right now.
hope it works for you to

h**p://www.geexbox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3 ... e+mkzftree

Axz
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#6 Post by Axz » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:52 pm

Good topic! Very useful :):)

Axz
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#7 Post by Axz » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:53 pm

Yeah, you are right man! :(

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