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Running Fedora Core 6 using Parallels on Firewire Drive


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I'm trying to get Parallels to run a Fedora Core 6 image from a firewire drive. I downloaded an image from HERE. When i boot from my local HD it boots up, although it doesn't go to the GUI screen. It did before, but then i removed the files to start over from the original image again while i was testing. When i try it from my firewire drive i get either a CRC error or a kernel panic. I know since its from someone elses image this may not be fixable but i was wondering if anyone else is able to get it to work from a firewire drive.

Update: I tried the image from my local HD and now it goes to the GUI desktop. But still from my firewire drive it gives a CRC error when it tries to boot the kernel.
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I think it might be the firewire on my external drive. I switched to USB and it seems to be working. I'm going to do some more testing.

EDIT: After much testing i'm certain its the firewire ports on the external drive.
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Hey,

I'm the author of the image you have downloaded from my site.

My best guess is that since the img you have downloaded is a basic FC6 install, the provided kernel most likely does not have IEEE 1394 (Firewire) support.

Suggestions:
- easiest: keep on using USB(2) if you can.
- more complicated: boot the img from a usb or local drive, then recompile the kernel with firewire support.

Hoping that'll help

Cheers,

Stephane

PS: I'm away on vacation, w/o a stable net conn, so I don't know how fast I'll be able to reply to follow up questions if there are any.


EDIT: the PPC version of FC6 might have built-in firewire support since it is primarily aimed at Macs, but the x86 one (the vm) most likely does not since very few PCs (besides the Mac/Intel) do come with IEEE 1394.
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Hey,

I'm the author of the image you have downloaded from my site.

My best guess is that since the img you have downloaded is a basic FC6 install, the provided kernel most likely does not have IEEE 1394 (Firewire) support.

Suggestions:
- easiest: keep on using USB(2) if you can.
- more complicated: boot the img from a usb or local drive, then recompile the kernel with firewire support.

Hoping that'll help

Cheers,

Stephane

PS: I'm away on vacation, w/o a stable net conn, so I don't know how fast I'll be able to reply to follow up questions if there are any.


EDIT: the PPC version of FC6 might have built-in firewire support since it is primarily aimed at Macs, but the x86 one (the vm) most likely does not since very few PCs (besides the Mac/Intel) do come with IEEE 1394.
Stephane,
Thank you for the help. I am getting a new external firewire drive enclosure anyway because i noticed other strange things when using it (my DV wasn't playing correctly and some others).

I will keep this in mind when i get the new drive enclosure. When the new one arrives and it does the same thing i wont be going crazy, lol Thanks again.

BTW, The image is great when i use it on my local HDD. You did a great job.
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I got my new external firewire drive and it works but it doesnt go to the GUI desktop. it goes to a command line. This is better than the other drive. the other drive would crash trying to uncompress the kernel.
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See the comments at the original vm page for a few solutions to that issue.
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