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machine compatibility

Post#1 by nick » 09 Jan 2015, 20:58

I wonder if anyone knows why any certain machine might not boot Kiosk... I have an older IBM NetVista x40 "all in one" that i would like to use as a kiosk. I can boot Webconverger without any problem, but am not a fan, so I have been trying Porteus Kiosk but with out luck.

I am not very technical when it comes to Linux so I can't guess at my problem. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Thanks in advance.

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Re: machine compatibility

Post#2 by nick » 09 Jan 2015, 21:15

In case it helps here are the specs for the x40:

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GENERAL
Recommended Use corporate business, small business
Product Form Factor All-in-one
Built-in Devices display, stereo speakers
Color black
ManufacturerIBM
CACHE MEMORY
Installed Size L2 cache - 256 KB Advanced Transfer Cache
PROCESSOR / CHIPSET
CPU Qty 1
Max CPU Qty 1
CPU Upgradability upgradable
CPU Socket Socket 370
Chipset Type SiS630
Front Side Bus 133 MHz
RAM
Technology SDRAM
Memory Speed 133 MHz
Form Factor DIMM 168-pin
Upgrade Rule max 256 MB module
ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS
Min Operating Temperature 50 °F
Max Operating Temperature 89.6 °F
Humidity Range Operating 8 - 80%
Sound Emission 49 dB
HARD DRIVE
Type HDD
Interface Type ATA-66
STORAGE CONTROLLER
Controller Interface Type ATA-66
RAID Level none
OPTICAL STORAGE
Read Speed 24x
Media Load Type tray
FLOPPY DRIVE
Type 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
MONITOR
Monitor Type LCD
Diagonal Size 15 in
Viewable Size 15 in
Native Resolution 1024 x 768 ( XGA ) / 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Widescreen Display No
GRAPHICS CONTROLLER
Type integrated
Interface Type AGP 2x
Graphics Processor Shared video memory (UMA)
Supported Display Graphics SVGA (800x600), VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768)
INPUT DEVICE
Type keyboard, mouse
AUDIO OUTPUT
Type integrated
Signal Processor Intel AC 97
Sound Output Mode stereo
Compliant Standards AC '97, Sound Blaster 16/Pro
Speakers 2 x right / left channel
NETWORKING
Type integrated
Interface (Bus) Type PCI
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Network / Transport Protocol IPX/SPX, TCP/IP
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
PRINTER
Type none
MISCELLANEOUS
Features boot without keyboard or mouse, diskette I/O control, hard drive I/O control, power-on password
POWER
Device Type power supply
Power Provided 110 Watt
Compliant Standards EPA Energy Star

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Re: machine compatibility

Post#3 by fanthom » 10 Jan 2015, 21:19

hi nick,

how did you burn the kiosk ISO? what is the last message displayed on the screen?
please try once again and use Win32-imager under Windows or 'dd' under Linux as described on the kiosk download page:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/download.html

thank you.
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Re: machine compatibility

Post#4 by nick » 02 Feb 2015, 21:40

fanthom... thanks for replying. Actually I booted up on another PC using a CD with the porteus kiosk image and after it asks for some options it offers the option to burn install the image on a HDD. I had an HDD connected with an adapter to the USB port and allowed it to install. Then replaced the HDD in the kiosk target machine.

I thought it might be that some device setting were being mis-installed by starting on a different machine, but I also tried booting straight from the CD on the target PC and got the same result. Let me try again so i can tell you what the last visible action is.

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Re: machine compatibility

Post#5 by fanthom » 02 Feb 2015, 22:48

that was smart :)

btw: it's a second case (got similar report last week) when installation ISO does not boot and post installation does.
i cant explain it as kernel and other software is exactly the same.
would be great if you could take a photo or record a video when kiosk hangs on boot.

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