[armedslack] Re: RiscPC install instructions for ARMedslack ?
m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Sat Dec 30 15:56:39 UTC 2006
On Fri, 29 Dec 2006, Mark Smith wrote:
> 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 ?
Yeah - I have seen this when I'd use HDs that had been used in a PC.
I included 'partprobe' (from 'parted') which is supposed to tell the
Kernel to update partition table changes.
I have patched /sbin/probe to run partprobe if it's running on a RiscPC.
However, after testing today I found that /proc/partitions wasn't updated.
Rebooting is probably the best way.
> "daemon.notice modprobe: FATAL: Could not load
> /lib/modules/220.127.116.11/modules.dep: No such file or directory"
That's OK - I don't include Kernel modules in the initrd; all of the
relevant stuff is compiled into the Kernels provided.
> And when the firlsystem has ben formated with ext2, after it finished
> it complains that the "ext3" filesystem has no journal ?!?
Yeah that's weird. I see that with qemu and the RiscPC -- it doesn't seem
to cause a problem though, and if you do
dumpe2fs /dev/hdX | less
you can see that the filesystem does not have the journal feature.
I have uploaded some new changes to the color.gz installer image -- now
the sizes of the identified partitions are correct on the RiscPC (it was
just a vanity thing).
How did the install go? Has it finished? :-)
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