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From: Tony Hammond <hammonda@××××××××.edu>
To: Bill.Glessner@×××.EDU
Cc: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Problem installing gentoo linux/genkernel environ on alpha platform
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 22:58:04
Message-Id: Pine.GSO.4.58.0410091753200.2554@sun-71.cae.wisc.edu
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] Problem installing gentoo linux/genkernel environ on alpha platform by Bill.Glessner@cwu.EDU
Hi,


>From the output below, it appears that aboot is working fine given that
the kernel has loaded. This looks like a problem with your ramdisk image to me. I agree, check your fstab, but on the ramdisk image.
> >>>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 device file with major:minor number 01:00 is /dev/ram0 or /dev/rd/0 depending on whether you are using devfs. -Tony ************************************************************************** Tony Hammond Computing Cluster Administrator University of Wisconsin at Madison Department of Engineering Physics 1500 Engineering Drive Room 522 Madison, WI 53706-1609 Phone: 608-263-6577 Fax: 608-265-4546 Mobile: 608-239-8744 Email: hammonda@××××××××.edu URL: http://www.cae.wisc.edu On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 Bill.Glessner@×××.EDU wrote:
> > 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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