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Re: Installing slink this week ;-( problem discovered ??

Jim Westveer wrote:
> What a difference a day makes...
> Today I made another set of slink binaries, and
> discovered perhaps why multi-cd installs are not 
> working.
> As of now, the 2.1.5-1999-01-21 boot disks are used
> when you make a slink cd set with slink_cd-1.04
> Also, there is a new dpkg-multicd 0.12, I believe it
> wants to use the /dev/loop? devices..and..no /dev/loop?
> devices are created by the 2.1.5-1999-01-21 boot disks,
> so a multi-cd installation fails. (standard cd 
> installation works fine)

It only wants to use the loopback device if the device you
specified is not a block device.

Ok, I guess I just deserved the prize for the worst but one upload
to slink.  I used [ -b instead of [ ! -b.  I'll upload a fix in a

Enrique: Can you ensure that /dev/loop0 is present on the
boot disks?  I haven't thought they could be left out so
I haven't contacted you.

> You would probably only see this on new installations,
> as the existing 2.0 installation would already have
> the /dev/loop? devices generated and would not see
> the error "could not find device /dev/loop#" during a
> multi-cd install.
> It still don't work.....but at least I know why ;-)

Thanks alot.



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