Re: Alpha: aboot rescue disk
Helge Kreutzmann <email@example.com> writes:
> Hello !
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 05:42:51AM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > currently, the rescue disk for Alphas with SRM/aboot doesn't work
> > because e2writeboot fails. The first problem is that e2writeboot
> > doesn't return a nonzero status on failure so this will go unnotified;
> > I've tried filing a bug about this but the BTS is down.
> > It fails because the disk is too full; it needs a continuos empty area
> > and can't find one. First, it might help to install it onto the empty
> > disk, when finding a continuos area is not a problem. I'll look into
> > that. Then I wonder if the sys_map.gz (77k) is actually needed, or was
> > it put there just because it fits so nicely? There's already a special
> > case for some arch's not to add it, can I just include Alpha?
> Ok, I noticed that I could not boot from the rescue disk with SRM.
> Secondly I noticed that I always get an
> ls: linuxboot: Input/output error
> with this file, even if mounted loopback. I downloaded this file now
> several times so I *think* it is not a download problem (especially
> since it is always the same file).
Right, this is the result of e2writeboot's failed try, which is also
not very nice of it; if it fails, it should at least not destroy the
image. You can fsck it to get rid of it if you need.