Re: Problems installing with CVS updated 12/8
"Craig H. Block" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but I'm getting a whole bunch
> of modprobe errors just prior to startup of dbootstrap. Something about
> not finding /lib/modules/2.2.13. Forgive me if noting this is
Yes -- what we do is in /etc/init.d/rcS is echo /bin/true >
/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe. But before init runs, there is this
probing going on. It's cosmetic... I dunno if there is anything we
> After dbootstrap starts and installation has progressed to "Install
> Operating System Kernel and Modules," I normally can just press enter
> through "Select Archive path" after selecting the CDROM on /dev/hdc.
> However, this time, dbootstrap returned "couldn't find
> disks-2880/rescue.bin" after pressing enter at "list: Choose from a list
> of all archive paths." When I selected "manually: Enter the directory
> containing the archive files" and entered
> "dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current," it found the archive and
Well, yeah, this is a problem I'd really like to fix for 2.2.2. Where
is it getting disks-2880? It should be 'disks-2.88'. You can set the
'disksize' boot argument here which may help.
I could use help with dbootstrap hacking for the new dirnames.
> When I got to the phase where dbootstrap installs the base system, I had
> no problems when pressing enter at "list: Choose from a list of all
> archive paths"
> One note is that dbootstrap looks for disks-2880/rescue.bin, but the
> build generates disks-2.88/rescue.bin.
> After selecting boot from /dev/hda1 (where I installed Debian) by
> default, install an MBR, and "reboot the system," it hung with a message
> to the effect of "waiting to reboot". Giving it the three finger salute
> restarted the system. The system hung on start-up where the lilo prompt
> would have normally appeared. I came up on a rescue disk and, aaaargh,
> the whole hard drive was swiped clean, partitions all gone and no
> installation to be found. Man that's ugly.
Really ?? I've never seen this error. I've installed stuff many many
Try rebooting cleanly on tty2.... ?
> Just to be sure, I updated, built, and burned another CD. Same thing.
I have no idea what htis problem is.. you're going to have to try to
track it down more. I can't reproduce it, I don't think...
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>