Bug#135626: boot-floppies: [powerpc/new-powermac] Error: cannot read /floppy/image.txt
On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 08:39:39AM -0800, Matt Kraai wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 10:55:55PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > However, it is impossible to install from either a pre-mounted or instmnt
> > partition. An error comes up as soon as the installation folder has been
> > selected, stating: Cannot read /floppy/image.txt: Invalid argument.
> Are you sure it doesn't say the following:
> Cannot read /floppy/image.txt: Invalid argument
> I can't find image.txt anywhere in the boot-floppies sources.
I noticed image.txt wasn't in the list of files I copied, I must have copied the
message wrong. I'll check it again.
> > When the OK button is pressed on this dialog, another with the same message
> > replaces it, at least 20 times. The only way out is to pull the plug, I think.
> I've fixed this in CVS.
> > I checked the /floppy mount in vc 2, it looked ordinary. mount shows
> > /dev/loop0 is mounted on /floppy, type ext2 (ro).
> > ls -l /floppy gives
> > (abbreviated, and the permissions look appropriate):
> > 4467 config.gz
> > 1123 debian.txt
> > 1527 install.sh
> > 1261262 linux.gz
> > 12288 lost+found
> > 881 readme.txt
> > 126757 sys_map.gz
> > 7 type.txt
> > When I tried cat /floppy/debian.txt or cat /floppy/type.txt, I got
> > cat: read: input/output error
> > so it could list the files but couldn't read them. I was getting these
> > type errors in vc3 also.
> I've no idea what the problem is here. Does it show up on the
> installed system, or just in the boot-floppies? Does it work with
> BusyBox mount, or only util-linux mount?
Only the boot-floppies, AFAIK. This must be Busybox, I'm selecting the
Install Kernel and Modules menu item and it shows up after the path has
been selected. I wasn't using mount to mount it, just to check the state
of mounted volumes (no arguments).
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