[armedslack] Re: RiscPC install instructions for ARMedslack ?

Stuart Winter mozes at biscuit.org.uk
Thu Dec 28 20:04:25 UTC 2006

On Mon, 25 Dec 2006, Mark Smith wrote:

> I've used acorn-fdisk to create swap space and linux partition, then
> I've run "setup" and had it add the swap space in (which it does
> detect but doesn't actually do a mkswap or an addswap), then it jumps
> to the target filesystem part of setup, where it does detect the
> partition I created and asks all the questions about putting a
> filesystem on it and adding fstab entries, then it asks about what
> packages to install and procedes to try and install them... except
> it's not mounted the linux filesystem and is writing to /dev/fd2 ..
> which is fills up pretty quick!
> Have I missed a step out here ?

Those steps sound normal.

> I've just a standard StrongARM RiscPC  with a 1.7Gb drive on the built
> in IDE in it, 256Mb of RAM, 2Mb of VRAM, a NIC and that's about it.

I don't think I've tried to install it on the motherboard IDE before!
If you try again now, does it work?
Also what happens if you use fdisk rather than acorn-fdisk?  Make sure you
backup your RISC OS partition first :)

I've had it where I'll create partitions which then aren't shown in
/proc/partitions, which is why I included 'partprobe' in the installer.

Did you flick through the virtual consoles and see if there were any error
messages?  It's probably something simple.  If you can't see anything,
I'll do an install on the onboard IDE and see what happens.


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