Re: First-time Hurd installation: booting fails
Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 1999 at 01:43:54AM +0200, Kai Großjohann wrote:
> > Got a mostly empty /dev directory, it only had a MAKEDEV script.
> > Tried to execute that script from Linux, no go (was missing settrans).
> Oh come on, that *can't* work :) (I hope there is no document out there
> that says you should do so, otherwise we should fix it asap).
The `easy guide' says ``Then you have to recreate the device files,
due to a bug in the tarball.'' And the command given (ln -s
../sbin/MAKEDEV /gnu/dev/MAKEDEV) does something, but `recreating the
device files' is not what it does.
I figured that to `recreate the device files' I had to run the MAKEDEV
So maybe I was trying to be too smart. But I hope you can see now
where I was mislead.
I suggest that the passage be changed. Since /gnu/dev/MAKEDEV is okay
in the current tarball, maybe it is easiest to just remove it.
> > Proceeded to boot from the GRUB floppy. Entered:
> > root=(hd0,2)
> > kernel=/boot/gnumach.gz root=hd1s3 -s
> That should be hd0s3.
Ick. Oh, yes. Hm. It doesn't work, however. I now did the
kernel=/boot/gnumach.gz root=hd0s3 -s
And it still fails at the same spot: after recognizing COM0 and COM1,
it fails with a ``Cannot load user-bootstrap image: error code 6000''.
So, what can I do?
I think I read that it doesn't grok partitions >1GB -- is that the
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