Re: Floppy Installation on Sparcstation 1
Alex Yung wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Ashok Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> > Upon inserting the root floppy and pressing enter:
> > vfs_read_super: bad magic number 0xf1f9e4ad on dev 2/0
> > kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 2:00
> > Press L1-A to return to the boot prom
> I ran into this problem a week ago. It appears that the file "root.bin"
> is 151 bytes short. This is how I fix it. I just appended 151 bytes
> of zeroes to this file then recreated the floppy with dd. It worked
> after this. You might want to give it a try.
Strange behavior :-(
Why a bunch of zeros added at the end of the file are making the disk to work?
Even if the sparc is reading more bytes than the exact size of root.bin, I
thought the extra part was not used at all.
It could be linux kernel related problem because the loading of the ramdisk is
done by the kernel itself.
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