Re: boot-floppies on amiga/apus. friday cvs version.
Sven LUTHER <email@example.com> writes:
> * the loop device stuff is braindead. I have the loop device as module, and
> naturally dbootstrap cannot mount rescue.bin since the loop module is not
> there. to momentarily solve this i unpacked the drivers.tgz file and
> insmoded the loop module. This could be handled automatically,
> isn't it.
That's m68k brain-death, not boot-floppies. Works perfectly fine for
me when loop.o is a module. Assuming your modules are set up right.
> * why not install the modules from drviers.tgz directly, if present, this
> way there should be no need to do stuff with the loop device and
> rescue.bin file. On apus and other arch/subarch who don't support lilo or
> similar, rescue.bin is overkill anyway.
Do not comprehend.
> * once i hand insmodded loop.o from the drivers.tgz, i try to install os &
> modules, but get a Can't mount the rescue floppy, i try to loop mount it
> by hand, but it didn't work also, maybe the rescue.bin is broken
More likely m68k loop device is broken. The CVS area has been
building pretty much fine all week.
> * Well, as bug reported, my super floppy formated syjet isn't a valid
> mountable device. /proc/partitions shows :
> 8 16 1464900 sdb
You need to follow up to the bug#.
> * With lots of other menus, when checking the state of the install, i get :
> libfdisk : error reading sector 538988403 : no such file or directory.
Doens't seem to happen on other arches AFAIK. Wierd.
> * after all of this, when viewing the partition table, only part of the
> table is shown, i have 7 partitions (amiga partitioning), and /dev/sda4 is
> target for install, prior to mounting it, all of them get shown, but after
> i only get partitions 1 to 3 shown, as well as a reference to sdb, which
> has no partition table (being my super floppy syjet cartridge).
> And naturally, there is the Arch2 renaming which was not properly done, but i
> will now be fixing that.
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