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Re: Bug in Boot-Disk Package?



OK, it's unmounted then, but it should remount the drive if its
untouched 
or ask if it should remount it. I'm not repartitioning the drive, but I
had 
to change the types of the partitions, cause I can't do it easily from 
AmigaOS (I dunno the hex for LNX\0). The partition holding root is
unchanged
so remounting it would be harmless.

The reason why I did use a partition to hold root.bin was that I tried
to 
install Debian with only 4 MB. With only 4 MB ram you don't have enough
space
the kernel and a ramdisk, so I used a spare partition for it. It works
fine, 
except from the reboot I had to make to get root remounted again.


Bruce Perens wrote:
> 
> Yes, it would do that. The problem is that un-mounting / leaves it
> mounted read-only, not unmounted. You can't unmount root. If it
> remounts it at all, it doesn't do it correctly, and re-partitioning the
> disk that root is running on is problematical, to say the least.
> On the PC installation floppy root would be a RAM disk at this point,
> and this problem would never come up. I wonder if your boot parameters
> are wrong, or if it is a 68k-specific issue.
> 
>         Thanks
> 
>         Bruce
> 
> From: Goswin Brederlow <goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de>
> > I found a bug in the installation procedure on my Amiga, but the same
> > will probably happen on all systems.
> >
> > When I try to partition the drive my root.bin is on during installation,
> > it pops up a requester asking to unmount / before starting fdisk on it.
> > After quitting fdisk it remounts /, but the installation routines
> > complain about / being read-only and nothing works anymore.
> >
> > To reproduce this behavior on another system you need a spare partition
> > at least the size of the root.bin (e.g. the swap partition). Dump the
> > root.bin onto it and boot with it as root. Select the keyboard and then
> > fdisk it (be carefull not to change anything that might erase youre
> > data). Just quiting it again should do the trick.
> > Before fdisk is started the installation routine will complain about the
> > root mounted from that drive and unmount it. After fdisk it will remount
> > it and you have the above bug.
> >
> > Can somebody second this on another system or is it just my Amiga?
> >
> >
> > May the Source be with you.
> >                               Mrvn.
> >
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