Bug#240109: Additional confirmation and info
On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 11:10:24PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 09:13:23PM +0000, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > I'll just mention at the end here that the installer is really top
> > notch now, it installed the base system without a hitch and I didn't
> > have one clue that anything was wrong until yaboot installation barfed
> > with 'Failed to mount /proc'. The underlying problem was yabootconfig
> > being unable to find a bootable kernel in /boot.
> yaboot-installer doesn't even run yabootconfig, so this seems
> impossible. Can you elaborate on how you discovered that this was the
> underlying problem? The only two code paths to that error in
> yaboot-installer are:
> mkdir -p /target/proc || \
> die yaboot-installer/mounterr 'Error creating /target/proc'
> mount -t proc none /target/proc || \
> die yaboot-installer/mounterr 'Error mounting /target/proc'
Uh oh, faulty assumption on my part. I thought yaboot-installer was
still running yabootconfig.
The error message I got was neither of those, it was literally 'Failed
to mount /target/proc'.
The state of my system after the error was:
1) /etc/yaboot.conf did not exist
2) /target/etc/yaboot.conf did not exist
3) /proc was mounted correctly within /target
4) In console 3, just 'Setting up yaboot (1.3.11-1)'
5) in syslog, yaboot-installer info: messages about the subarch,
and allowing partition types matching 'hfs', and a partition dump.
I haven't done anything else with the target partition yet; is there
something else I could look at or try?
I went back in using the expert boot parameter, ran
yaboot-installer.postinst manually, and got no error. It correctly
created the boot partition, leaving my machine unbootable due to this
bug (no sweat, I remembered the partition number for my regular root
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