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Re: Ultra and Linux usf readonly...

On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Anders Hammarquist wrote:

> > I have been trying to install Debian (on a loop mounted root image) on the
> > partition containing the Sun OS. The problem is, if I understand things
> > correctly, that the usf file system provided by Linux is a readonly file
> > system, so I can't dd an image file onto the partition from the install
> > boot. Am I just using the wrong file system? (Is there a read/write
> > version of usf?)
> Yes, but the r/w support is expemental and must be enabled separatly. Also,
> you need to tell it what flavour of ufs to use, so you say (IIRC)
> mount -o ufstype=sun,rw /dev/sdxx /mnt

Hmmm. I had to use: mount -t ufs -o ufstype=sun,rw /dev/sda1 /mnt

and the mount command gave no errors, but when I tried to make and ext2
file system on the loop mounted file, I get:

Attempt to write block from filesystem resulted in short write

_many_ times ;-)

> (And it seems a bit flaky, at least on 2.2.1, so it's experimental for a
> reason.)

Just a bit...

Sounds like I can't get there from here, guess I'll just blow the file
system away and install Debian ;-)

Is there anything, as an Intel experienced installer, that I should know
about organizing partitions on an Ultra, that I am not already likely to
know from my Intel experience?


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