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CanesVenetici CanesVenetici is offline
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Default 06-17-2010, 12:55 PM

Okay, I found a post elsewhere where someone edited the syslinux.cfg file and got it to work. So I made a backup of the old file and edited it to match.

New syslinux.cfg file text.

DEFAULT vesamenu.c32
PROMPT 0
ALLOWOPTIONS 0

MENU TITLE Dell System Restore DVD
MENU BACKGROUND logo.png

MENU COLOR disabled * #ff000000 * *
MENU COLOR hotsel * #ff000000 * *
MENU COLOR unsel * #ff000000 * none
MENU COLOR pwdheader * #ff000000 * none
MENU COLOR pwdentry * #ff000000 * none

LABEL a
MENU LABEL Welcome to the Dell Mini Restore DVD.
MENU DISABLE
LABEL b
MENU LABEL This tool will erase all data on your system
MENU DISABLE
LABEL c
MENU LABEL and return your system to the factory defaults.
MENU DISABLE
LABEL d
MENU LABEL
MENU DISABLE
LABEL e
MENU LABEL Press "Enter" to continue.
MENU DISABLE
LABEL f
MENU LABEL
MENU DISABLE

LABEL restore
MENU LABEL Start Dell Mini Restore
MENU PASSWD proceed
MENU PASSPROMPT "Type 'proceed' to restore to factory defaults:
MENU DEFAULT
KERNEL vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=initrd0.img boot=usb


That got me a lot further, it's no longer stuck at trying to find a cdrom.
Now it's getting stuck at "will mount root from /dev/sdb"

It just sits there. The light on the usb stick is blinking non stop so I think it's trying to do something.

Now I'm truly stumped, I've got 50+ tabs open and am no closer to finding an answer. Yes, I'm a linux noob. Flame me if that's what it takes, but if anyone can help I'll be grateful.
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