aboot install fails
Hello. I have just tried to install sarge using the pre-rc2
netboot image at:
The system is a DS10L w/ no cd or screen. I'm using a serial
I've used these netboot images in the past and had problems
with the space at the beginning of the disk not being allocated.
In those cases I would manually partition from the shell and
everything was OK.
This version does seem to setup the partitions correctly:
| > #1 1.0 MB K aboot #
| > #2 80.0 MB F ext2 /boot #
| > #3 280.0 MB F ext3 / #
| > #4 3.5 GB F ext3 /usr #
| > #5 1.8 GB F ext3 /var #
| > #6 541.0 MB F swap swap #
| > #7 305.0 MB F ext3 /tmp #
| > #8 3.5 GB F ext3 /home #
But near the end of the install the aboot install fails.
I choose 'execute a shell' from the menu and try to install
/target/sbin/swriteboot /dev/ide/.../part1 /target/boot/bootlx
This fails with an error about a corrupt disk label.
I should also mention that when I execute a shell, the terminal
is screwed up so it's hard to get the full error.
Any idea why the aboot install would fail? Suggestions as to
things I should try?
Unfortunately since the error happens at the very end of the
install, it takes a lot of time to reproduce. Also, since
I'm using a serial console I can't switch to a virtual console
during the install.