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Re: Weird problem

On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:36:13PM +1300, Philip Charles wrote:
> > Made a floppy with x-system.sh and it ran nicely.  Then tried x-system.sh
> > from the CD and the system crashed.
> >
> > Burnt a third CD with x-system.sh duplicated as gui.sh.  Installed nicely.
> > When x-system.sh was run, an immediate crash.
> >
> > Any ideas what is happening?  Needless to say, gui.sh is what is going
> > onto the CD set.
> > 
> > I could put x-system.sh onto the first CD if people wanted to follow this
> > up.
> Please do.  If you can reproduce this with a smaller CD Image, this would be
> even better.  Another thing to test: "loop" mount the CD image:
> settrans /cdrom /hurd/isofs /root/mycdimage

x-system.sh runs well from the loop'ed image.
> And see if that crashes it as well.  If yes, it is a bug in isofs we can
> probably find very fast.
> Some more tests: Run the script with "sh -x".  Have another script with the
> name x-system.sh (other content).

Forgot this.  TRANS.TBL cannot be read either.

I managed to see something of an error message as the system crashed.
/hurd/init (something about an essential service crashing)
The problem here is that the system does not crash to order, it usually

> Also, if it is an isofs problem, how do you generate the images (what
> extensions enabled etc).

mkhybrid -J -r -T -a

Do think that it would be a good idea to put x-system.sh onto the CD so
other people can investigate?


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