Re: Kernel 2.4.x woes
On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 09:45:37PM +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
| After noticing (thanks!) that kernel 2.4.x uses an initrd image I
| managed to make it boot my Sid systems.
| 1. Why does it wait for 5 seconds? ("wait 5 seconds or press enter for a
No idea, but I'd like it if my boot time was 5 seconds faster :-).
| 2. I got an error about an incorrect cramfs magic number, is this
I don't know, but it is possible. Can you try rebuilding the initrd?
(I have no idea how, so don't ask me).
| 3. How do I get devfsd to work? I installed it but when I tried
| mounting my zip drive I was told the device was /dev/scsi/... which
| didn't exist. I moved /dev to /olddev and created /dev/.devfsd and
| started devfsd but it still didn't work. Is there a document on
| installing devfsd on sid?
devfsd works for me out-of-the-box. All I did was 'apt-get install
devfsd'. Now, what sort of zip drive do you have? Is it a SCSI
drive? What is the identification of it, if it is? Do you have the
driver loaded? /proc can tell you alot. I found that my cdrom didn't
work anymore when I started using kernel 2.4 and devfs. It turned out
that /proc/ide/.../driver reported "(none)". The driver was moved to
the 'ide-cdrom' module rather than built in. (I just didn't notice
that it didn't work until I enabled devfs)