Re: SILO Fun (Was: Re: Seems to be working (Was: Re: Debian and IPX))
At 13:30 -0500 11/29/03, Ben Collins wrote:
On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 01:11:32PM -0500, Mauricio wrote:
At 22:04 -0500 11/28/03, Ben Collins wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 06:06:40PM -0500, Mauricio wrote:
>> I just finished installing debian in my IPX. Well, almost.
>> When it is the time to make the disk bootable, this is the message I
>> am getting:
>> "SILO wasn't able to install. You'll still be able to boot your
>> system if you create a boot floppy, but it won't be able to boot
>> without a floppy."
>> What could be causing that and what can I do?
>Can you show me the partition map from fdisk?
You mean this:
/dev/sda1 1 102 49M ext3 /boot
/dev/sda2 103 899 382M ext3 /
/dev/sda4 900 6175 2534M ext3 /usr
/dev/sda5 6176 8104 926M ext3 /home
/dev/sda6 8105 8637 256M ext3 /var
/dev/sda7 8638 9006 177M swap
You do have a "Whole Disk" partition on sda3, right?
Do I have to physically create one or it is assumed to be there?
If you are doing the /boot seperate, it really isn't supported
automatically unless you use the images I posted about. Otherwise,
you'll need to do this at a prompt before rebooting the install:
mv etc/silo.conf boot/
ln -s . boot/etc
ln -s . boot/boot
ln -s ../boot/silo.conf etc/silo.conf
silo -r /target -f
How about if I then repartition the HD as follows:
Device Flag Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 0 8208 4038336 83 Linux native /
/dev/sda2 8209 8741 261744 83 Linux swap swap (256MB)
/dev/sda4 8742 9006 129888 83 Linux native /var (128MB)
I did so and ended up having the very same problem. So, I dropped to
the shell and did as you suggested above. I did not go that far:
SPARCstation IPX, No Keyboard
ROM Rev. 2.9, 48 MB memory installed, Serial #12648430.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:c0:ff:ee, Host ID: 57c0ffee.
Rebooting with command:
SCSI device 2,0 is not responding
Boot device: /sbus/esp@0,800000/sd@3,0 File and args:
SILO Buggy old PROMs don't allow reading past 1GB from start of the
disk. Send c
omplains to SMCC
Read error on block 262148 (tried 4096, got -1)
Cannot find /etc/silo.conf (Unknown ext2 error)
Couldn't load /etc/silo.conf
No config file loaded, you can boot just from this command line
Type [prompath;]part/path_to_image [parameters] on the prompt
E.g. /iommu/sbus/espdma/esp/sd@3,0;4/vmlinux root=/dev/sda4
or 2/vmlinux.live (to load vmlinux.live from 2nd partition of boot disk)