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ikillglitch

Server - no bootable medium

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I tried setting up a server as seen in the first picture, but it doesn't want to boot and when i use the analyzer it just says that there is no boot file init.lua as seen in picture 2. How do i fix this?

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This means that the computer/server cannot find an operating system. Try adding a disk drive and inserting an operating system disk, such as the OpenOS floppy disk. 

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10 hours ago, Elektron72 said:

This means that the computer/server cannot find an operating system. Try adding a disk drive and inserting an operating system disk, such as the OpenOS floppy disk. 

I have tried that too but it doesn't want to start up too :/

Edit : after playing around i finally found a fix

 

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On 8/2/2018 at 2:19 AM, ikillglitch said:

I have tried that too but it doesn't want to start up too :/

Edit : after playing around i finally found a fix

 

I'm having the same problem. If you found a fix, can you post it here for posterity's sake?

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Let me try to explain it in a general way

Our default Lua EEPROM has been programmed to do one simple job => Run `init.lua` on the attached filesystem

A "filesystem" is a a component that provides a filesystem, such as hard drives, floppies, etc

It tries to be smart about this:

1. Check all filesystems, one by one

2. Remember the last filesystem that had init.lua, and try it first

 

Enough about Lua EEPROM. When we hear about this failure to boot a computer "no bootable medium found", that tells us that the EEPROM was unable to find any filesystem with an init.lua

Hard drives in the game start out EMPTY, no files. No init.lua.

There is a special "loot disk" (a floppy disk) you can craft, that has OpenOS on it. OpenOS has an init.lua, which is why the Lua EEPROM can boot it. You can boot from the floppy, and you can run `install` to install OpenOS to a hard drive. read this wiki page for some more info: https://ocdoc.cil.li/openos

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I had this problem too, and solved it with a temporary PC with the loot disk payonel mentioned, and a hard drive. Apart from memory+APU+screen+keyboard, that's it. I booted the PC off the floppy disk, and made a note of the hard disk's ID, than ran 'install'. Then 'shutdown' for an obvious reason. Now, take everything out of your computer, if you wish. Put the newly flashed hard drive in the server, and start it (should succeed). I actually flashed two drives, the other was Plan9k, using this method.

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