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Re: boot-floppies 3.0.7 for m68k

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Christian T. Steigies wrote:

> Hi,
> I am uploading the latest m68k boot-floppies build to:
>  http://auric.debian.org/~cts/bf/
> I had to complete the build by hand (my own fault, I improved[1] the
> boot-floppies) and I do not want to waste the CPU cycles.
> It will still take a few minutes until the upload is completed and I have
> generated the dierectories though.
> Please report successful installs to debian-boot (do we need a success
> report from every subarch to be included in the woody release?).

I just tried them on my Centris 650. It did not work, unfortunately:

- I couldn't get FTP to work. This is important in Belgium, since no
Belgian HTTP mirror exists, thus FTP mirrors are *very* fast compared to
HTTP mirrors in other countries. (one good example is 
ftp.linkline.be; it's the only mirror that can serve me >400kB/s)
When I try to use an FTP-style URL, I get a dialog titled "Unknown
Protocol", with the letters "Un" (nothing more) in it.
- When using HTTP as a protocol, debootstrap starts to download Release &
Packages-files. Then it wants to mount /proc, but fails to do so
properly. A warning is issued:

"Failure trying to run: mount -t proc proc /proc"

Going to tty2 (shell), issuing "mount", I see that /proc is
mounted. However, tty4 (dmesg) shows the following error:

"chroot: cannot execute mount: No such file or directory"

So I presume the error comes from the chroot. Back to tty2, "cd /target; ls"
boot    lib          root    tmp    var
etc     lost+found   sbin    usr    vmlinuz

No sight of /bin, so certainly no /bin/mount. This shouldn't happen.

Back to tty1 (since this is a warning, not an error), I press Enter (thus
choosing "Continue", the only possible option), and get a message box
titled "An error occured", saying

"debootstrap exited with an error (return value 1)"

So the warning is still an error after all...


> [1] Pengiun-19 now replaces Penguin-17 and -18. It would be nice if somebody
> with a real Mac could test the HQX files I made...

At least the hqx of Penguin itself works (but I hate MacOS's resource
fork ;-). I didn't try the other ones (yet), but Penguin itself is IMHO
the most important one; configuring Penguin is quite straightforward.

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas in belgium

resistance is futile, you will be packaged...

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