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Re: can't install base system/cdrom won't mount

alan maxwell wrote:

trying to install woody on mac 68k. everything goes well with
installation until i get to " installing the base system "
i choose cdrom for location of the files and get a "cdrom failed to
mount " error. i used the shell to try to mount the cdrom using
" mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sr0 /cdrom " ( from o'reilly's debian
linux book ) but that didn't work. i did a google and read the faqs but couldn't find anything.

any suggestions ?


Here's a quote from Christian Steigies' site. http://people.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/woody/ You can download his fixed boot floppies, or just use the fix outlined below.


# /dev/sr[01] (and scd[01]) are missing in the (Amiga, Atari, Mac, VME?) installer

This has been fixed in boot-floppies 3.0.24.

Download the fixed rootamiga.bin, rootmac.bin, rootatari.bin, ... and use that instead of root.bin. Alternatively you could create the missing device files by hand. Switch to the second console (Alt-F2 on Amiga), activate the shell (RETURN) and:

cd /dev ; mknod scd0 b 11 0 ; ln -s scd0 sr0 ; mknod scd1 b 11 1 ; ln -s scd1 sr1

Switch back to the installer (Alt-F1 on Amiga)

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