[email@example.com: Re: Base System release critical bug status II]
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From: dman <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Base System release critical bug status II
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 11:15:12 -0400
To: Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Is it too late to make a suggestion for the woody cds? If you look at
yesterday's archives from -user you will see that I accidentally
destroyed my partition table, though the data in the partitions was
fine. I had potato cds so I was able to boot with that and change the
parition table. The bigger problem was that I didn't remember exactly
where the partitions where. The program 'gpart' was an excellent help
in finding where the partition boundaries were. My suggestion is that
it and/or the vfat kernel module be included on the woody cd. I had
downloaded gpart (in binary form) from a website while at work, but
put it on a vfat floppy because the company's machine has windows on
it. The potato installer cd couldn't mount it because it doesn't have
vfat suport (or module) in the ramdisk. I managed to work it out,
Just a suggestion ...
PS. It may just be me, but whenever I type "rescue" at the LILO
prompt when booting with the potato cd I get a kernel panic,
unable to mount root fs. I can boot like a regular install and
then switch to VC2 to get a bare-bones shell and system.
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