Bug#281407: loops forever
Adam Thornton wrote:
> That's odd. I've seen dasdfmt refuse to touch virgin DASD before--I
> usually either CMS format it, or use ICKDSF to format the first track
> of it--but in that case a manual dasdfmt would also fail. And if you
> created your DASD with Hercules dasdinit, then it should already have a
> CDL-compatible format on it (since dasdinit does z/OS formatting).
> Still, let's try a manual initialization with ICKDSF and see if
> anything changes. I believe that ickdsf.ipl is shipped with Hercules.
> Note: the following procedure will *destroy* your 120 disk; you may
> want to try it on a new volume rather than anything you've put time
Since I've found and I think fixed the loop, I have not tried this
procedure yet. However I don't know why everyone hasn't been seeing the
loop, I assume I'm hitting some unusual case in s390-dasd.
> Then at the herc console, type STOP, and then IPL 000C (btw: cool! I
> always used TDF for herc installs; it's nice to know that Hercules will
> do card reader IPLs too!).
Can you give me the recipe for booting d-i from tape in hercules?
> I'm testing this myself, but on a dual-processer P3-833 that's already
> running a lot of work, it may take me a while.
Yeah, that's my situation, I'm installing debian, so I can build, test,
and release my s390-dasd loop fix.
see shy jo