Re: [Help] resc1440.bin (kernel) crash
On Fri, 21 Aug 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Aug 1998, Jimen Ching wrote:
> Instead, try to unpack base2_0.tgz directly onto your hosed system. IIRC
> it contains all the necessary devices and essential libs. Just boot the
> rescue floppy, switch to VC2 and mount your root filesystem on /mnt and
Thanks for pointing this out. As I said before, I couldn't boot off the
rescue floppy (of Debian 2.0, cheapbytes), so I used the boot/root
floppies of Debian 1.1. But it worked. I repartition and started from
scratch. It was easier this way.
> cpio -i -dbm < /path/to/base2_0.tgz
The Debian 1.1 boot/root disk had gzip and star (as another user
suggested). I don't know how to use cpio either, so I use the star
> dpkg --configure --pending
> I wouldn't be surprized if you got a lot of errors from that, but it
Actually, this didn't do anything. It thought about it for a few minutes,
and took me back to the prompt. ;-)
> dpkg -iBOR /cdrom/debian/dists/stable/main/binary-i386
> That should just reinstall all packages that are registered to be
> installed on your system.
Well, as an update. The kernel crash problem was not reproducible
(easily) with a recompiled 2.0.34. But I did once experience the crash.
I reset the computer and it didn't happen the second time. So I don't
know what's wrong with kernel in the rescue disk.
I also enabled initrd in the kernels I built. This did not fix the
problem I had with the boot sequence where it tries to mount the root fs.
The error message is something like:
RAMDISK: Compressed file system found on block 0.
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on device 01:00
I can ctrl-alt-del my way out of this. But enabling ramdisk and initrd
didn't help. What is odd is that install.bat says the root device is
/dev/ram, and the rescue disk says the root device is /dev/ramdisk0.
Neither of these exist in my /dev directory. The Debian 1.1 boot/root
does have /dev/ramdisk0, though. I'll try this and let you know if it is
Now my system is back where it was, before all of this started. I do have
a few questions about the new Debian version.
1. How do I set my hostname? Everywhere the hostname should appear, the
string "(none)" is placed there instead, no qoutes.
2. Two files, fstab and resolv.conf were not created. I had to manually
create these myself. What did I do wrong that they weren't created?
3. When I first got my system up, before installing a lot of optional
package, the nfsd and mountd were started. I do not remember it asking me
whether I want these services started. After I installed everything I
wanted, it didn't start these services anymore. nfsiod is still a process
though. Is this normal?
4. I get this error in my /var/log/xdm-errors
System: `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/xkbcomp -w 1 -R/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb -xkm -m us -em1 "The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:" -emp "> " -eml "Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server" keymap/xfree86 compiled/xfree86.xkm'
What is causing this? How can I stop it from writing this to xdm-errors?
5. I'm using fvwm2 as my window manager. I added the following to my
Key Left C R Scroll -100 0
Key Up C R Scroll +0 -100
Key Right C R Scroll +100 +0
Key Down C R Scroll +0 +100
I tried a bunch of other letters besides 'R', and it still doesn't allow
me to flip to another virtual screen. I have setup the FvwmPager to be 3
by 3 screens. So I should be able to switch to another screen. I can do
it with the mouse, but I positioned the pager at the upper left hand
corner and it is sometimes a long distance to move the cursor. How do I
setup fvwm2 so I can use ctrl-[arrow] to move between the virtual screens?
I should mention that I'm using the XKB extension for my keymap handling.
I was having problems with my delete and backspace key with the older
version of Debian. I thought maybe this new extension in XFree 3.2.2
would help. It didn't. Or maybe I did something wrong? I have the
6. One more thing with fvwm2. I added the following to .fvwm2/post.hook.
But I still do not see any of the pixmaps on the popup menu. How do I
setup the configuration files so the pixmaps show up in the popup menus?
7. I installed the scalable fonts for X. Does anyone know how to access
these fonts from nedit? For some reason, the font looks really junk in
8. I installed Xaw3dg. I also enable the scrollbar in xterm. For some
reason, the scrollbar foreground and background is black. If it wasn't
for the outline of the scrollbar, I wouldn't be able to tell where the
scrollbar was located. How do I change the scrollbar colors of xterm?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Jimen Ching (WH6BRR) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org