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InstantOn, Dualboot Linux and Windows

Postby tucoz » Tue May 09, 2006 2:35 pm

Hi,

I have a m1437g Amilo which is happily running the bundled WinXP and Ubuntu Dapper. I use the Grub bootloader as installed by Ubuntu.
I wonder if it is posssible to use InstantOn with this setup. And in that case, what steps do I need to follow to get it working?

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Postby aspettl » Wed May 10, 2006 10:23 am

You have to copy C:\Program files\Cyberlink\Powercinema Linux to a Linux partition (e.g. /boot/instanton), then add it to your /boot/grub/menu.lst like this:
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title       Linux-based Media Player
root       (hd0,1)    # your root linux partition
kernel     /boot/instanton/bzImage root=/dev/loop0 rw video=vesabf:ywrap,mtrr vga=788 splash=silent
initrd     /boot/instanton/initrd.gz


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Postby tucoz » Wed May 10, 2006 11:51 am

Thanks!
That works. But, unfortunately the program freezes after the Fujitsu Siemens logo shows. I haven't installed the PowerCinema 3in1 package from the FSC website as I am afraid it will overwrite the bootloader. Do you think I should do this?

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Postby aspettl » Wed May 10, 2006 12:08 pm

InstantOn Setup will overwrite your bootloader, that's right.
You could try this modded image of InstantOn:
http://www.cosiworld.de/m3438g/060414_image_cosi2.zip
I think it's based on the newest version.

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Postby tucoz » Wed May 10, 2006 8:39 pm

Cool.
That image booted allright, but complains that there is something wrong with my Windows XP installation and shuts down. Do you know why this is happening?

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