Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: Bill.Glessner@×××.EDU
To: Fluff <fluff@×××××.se>
Cc: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Problem installing gentoo linux/genkernel environ on alpha platform
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 16:33:34
Message-Id: 01LFS8KJ7SF68WWK3W@cluster.cwu.edu
The contents of the /etc/fstab are

/dev/sda1       none    swap    sw      0 0
/dev/sda2       /       ext3    noatime 0 1
/dev/sdb1       none    swap    sw      0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom      auto noauto,user,ro     0 0
none            /proc   proc    defaults        0 0
none            /dev/shm        tmpfs   defaults        0 0

Bill

>Return-path: <fluff@×××××.se> >Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 17:28:11 +0200 >From: Fluff <fluff@×××××.se> >Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Problem installing gentoo linux/genkernel environ > on alpha platform >To: Bill.Glessner@×××.edu >Cc: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o > >What are the contents of the /etc/fstab-file? Looks like the boot is looking for >a reiserfs-partition. Have you set the correct filesystems there? > >/Fluff >
>>Citerar Bill.Glessner@×××.EDU: >> >> >>I have been trying to install gentoo linux on a miata-class alpha platform and, >>after following the instructions in the gentoo linux handbook, I still can't >>seem to achieve a working system. >>I am using a livecd burned from the gentoo-alpha-2004_2-20040730.iso >>download. >>I used a stage1 tarball stage1-alpha-20040730.tbz2 to perform the > installation, >>and all seemed to go according to the gentoo handbook instructions. I chose the >>genkernel option, and its creation/build also seemed to match the gentoo >>handbook material. >>The kernel version is kernel-2.4.21-alpha-r12. The step where the system disk >>is made bootable and a bootloader is configured is where I seem to be failing. >> I chose to configure/use the aboot bootloader; however, I can't seem to find >> any directions, other than some minimal general material in the aboot, >> abootconf >> and aboot.conf man pages, which describe how to set up abbot and boot the >> kernel built during the installation. >> Am I using the most recent, stable gentoo linux installation distribution for >> the alpha platform? >> Has anyone successfully built a genkernel from the above distribution and >> booted it? If so, how did you set up the aboot environment? >> The specific problem I am having is: >> >> boot dkc0 -fl "i" >> >> ...stuff leading to the aboot scondary bootloader menu... >> jumping to bootstrap code >> aboot: Linux/Alpha SRM bootloader version 0.9bpre >> aboot: switching to OSF/1 PALcode version 1.22 >> aboot: booting from device 'SCSI 0 1009 0 0 0 0 0' >> aboot: valid disklabel found: 3 partitions. >> Welcome to aboot 0.9bpre >> Commands: >> (the menu) >> >> I give the command (wrapped for readability) >> >> b /boot/kernel-2.4.21-alpha-r12 initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.21-alpha-r12 >> root=/dev/ram0 real_root=/dev/sda2 init=/linuxrc >> >> the boot begins with loading the kernel after a number of device/driver >> configurations but hangs at the point >> >> IP protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP > IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes > TCP: Hash table configured (established 16384 bind 16384) > NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0. > FAT: bogus logical sector size 0 > You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem > > <...a sample mount command...> > > >>>WARNING<<< Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem, default is > ufstype=old > ufs_read_super: bad magic number > read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 01:00,block 64, > size 1024) > read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 01:00,block 8, > size 1024) > kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00 > > The dkc0 disk label has 3 partitions: > a: the swap partition (starting at cylinder 3) > b: the root partition with filesystem type ext2 > c: the whole disk partition > > I have probably missed/misundertood an installation step or haven't guessed > the > correct aboot command so, if someone could provide an example of a working > aboot environment for a working alpha gentoo linux installation, I would > appreciate it. > > Thanks for your help > Bill Glessner - System programmer > Central Washington University > > -- > gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list > >
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