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Re: Alpha Boot Floppies: new version

On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 03:25:05AM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> doug@ties.org writes:
> > Selecting previously deselected package libc6.1.
> > (Reading database ... 216 files and directories currently installed.)
> > Unpacking libc6.1 (from ../libc6.1_2.2.3-8_alpha.deb) ...
> > Setting up libc6.1 (2.2.3-7) ...
> > Current default timezone: 'UTC'.
> > Local time is now:      Tue Aug 14 20:07:43 UTC 2001.
> > Universal time is now:  Tue Aug 14 20:07:43 UTC 2001.
> > Run 'tzconfig' if you wish to change it.
> > Package 'sysvinit' is not installed and no info is available.
> > Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
> > and dpkg --conents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
> > 
> > ... and that's all she wrote, hard hang at this point (for those who
> > arrived late, this is on a Bret, aka AlphaStation 500/500).
> Perhaps it's trying to restart init then in a bad way. I'll retrieve
> the postinst and have a look later.

I had this on ia64, hung when libc6 or sysinitv postinst tried to
get init to reload inittab.  The root cause was that I had forgotten
to include root=/dev/ram in my boot options.  It mounted the ramdisk
ok (from initrd=....), but then gets confused about whether process
1 is linuxrc or init (something like that anyway).

So check you boot with root=/dev/ram.


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