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Re: Bug in Boot-Disk Package?

Kai Henningsen wrote:
> goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de (Goswin Brederlow)  wrote on 21.06.97 in <33AB36C3.6EE4@student.uni-tuebingen.de>:
> > 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.
> Of course, it can't know that.
> In general, the kernel cannot reread the partition table when it has
> mounted something from that drive, even read-only, so the only proper
> choice after changing the partition table is to reboot.
> You can re-mount the partition (mount -o remount,rw /), but the kernel
> will not know about any changes you made, which can be very dangerous.

You can't remount because the install script goes into an endless loop
evaluating you're system, failing and poping up with the
colour/monochrom menu. You can't even reboot. The only option is a
keyboard reset, which thankfully makes a shutdown -r when
Ctrl-Amiga-Amiga is pressed. (It just resets on CTRL-Alt-Del. Why?)

> The boot disks should probably force a reboot at that point.

That's probably the best option.

> The low memory boot disk probably does the same thing on the x86.
> MfG Kai

May the Source be with you.

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