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Re: "Make boot floppy failed"

bri r <randomaccess@canada-11.com> writes:

> I re-ran the install to get the messages in the v.console 2:
> user.info dbootstrap[136]: write_boot_floppy: found floppy of size 1440
> user.info dbootstrap[136]: formatting floppy with cmd 'export LD_LIBRARY_PATH = "/target/lib: /target/usr/lib"; /target/usr/bin/superformat /dev/fd0/ hd'

Um.  Does it really say "/target/usr/bin/superformat /dev/fd0/ hd" ?

If so, that's the problem -- wrong command being run.  It Shoudl be
/dev/fd0 not /dev/fd0/.

If not then run this manually on tty2:

  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/target/lib:/target/usr/lib"
  /target/usr/bin/superformat /dev/fd0 hd

What does that say?  If nothing, do

  echo $?

and what number does that say?

> user.err dbootstrap[136]: Creation of boot floppy failed ....
> And on v.console 1, it appears to format fine, (up to cylinder 78 or
> 79), and then briefly flashes a "Creating boot floppy" blue screen
> and then shows the "Creation of boot floppy failed ...".

Maybe it's just a bad floppy -- with an error near the end of the disk?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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