[armedslack] Re: RiscPC install instructions for ARMedslack ?

Mark Smith markinnz at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 09:29:55 UTC 2006

I think I have sussed it ... if I create the partitions (swap and main
filesystem), then reboot the RiscPC, restart Linux setup then it all
works .. something to do with re-reading the partition table perhaps ?

There are also a few error messages appear in the messages log.

When setup starts and looks at the CD I see :

"daemon.notice modprobe: FATAL: Could not load
/lib/modules/ No such file or directory"

And when the firlsystem has ben formated with ext2, after it finished
it complains that the "ext3" filesystem has no journal ?!?

At the mo it's still installing .. will see how thigs go :-)



On 12/29/06, Mark Smith <markinnz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/29/06, Stuart Winter <mozes at biscuit.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > 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 used fdisk first go around with the same result which is why I then tried
> acorn-fdisk .. acorn-fdisk also recognises the RISC OS partition whereas
> fdisk does not.
> When I get home from work (it's friday at 9:20am here :-) I'll do an update
> of the files from your site and try the new ones.
> > 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.
> I've not tried "partprobe" ... what will it show me ?
> And I thought about looking at error messages on the console last night
> while I was in bed .. stupid time to think of it but god knows how my brain
> works .. will look when I get home :-)
> If you do get a chance to see if the internal IDE is the issue that would
> help!
> Thanks!
> Mark
> PS .  Did my message get through top the mailing list ?  Not seen a copy
> come to me yet.

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