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Re: Hurd F1 CDs

On Sun, 25 Mar 2001, Roland McGrath wrote:

> > This is probably me.  The cdrom can be mounted with settrans /cdrom
> > /hurd/isofs /dev/hd2 and I have managed to umount is by using settrans
> > -fg /cdrom followed by settrans -fg /dev/hd2, but I cannot remount it,
> > the error is bad superblock.  Any ideas?  Apt-cdrom cannot mount it
> > either.  So we are stuck with dselect for F1 at least.
> That second command is clearing the passive translator setting on /dev/hd2.
> So after that you need to reset it (i.e. what MAKEDEV hd2 does).  You
> should use settrans -fga to clear the active translator (aka unmount)
> without changing the permanent setting on disk.
Did yahi (Yet Another Hurd Install) and this worked fine.  BUT settrans -g
/dev/hd2 had to be used to enable the cdrom drive to open.  The clumsy fix
was to recreate /dev/hd2 before remounting the CD.


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