Bug#240109: Additional confirmation and info
On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 09:35:14PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> 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'.
Actually I found the cause of this independently due to another bug
report; apt-install mounts /target/proc, so yaboot-installer should only
mount it if it needs to do so. Fixed in Subversion trunk.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]