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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?!
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 13:52:28 -0700
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o> wrote:
>  On 09/25/10 16:40, Mark Knecht wrote:
<SNIP>
>
> Okay, let's try a few things now that we can boot the machine (even if
> it's not all the way!).
>
> First, lets mount proc:
> # mount -t procfs none /proc
>

OK - to me this doesn't look good:

 # mount -t procfs none /proc
mount:none has wrong device number or fs type procfs not supported

on the off chance you menat proc instead of procfs I tried it that way
and got a slightly more reasonable message:

# mount -t proc none /proc
can't create lock file /etc/mtab~1038: Read-only file system (use -n
flag to override)

> Now, try fsck.ext3 again. Does it work?
>

Worked fine. fsck.ext3 said it was clean

> Next, let's remount the root file system read/write so we can modify files:
> # mount -o remount,rw /
>
Seemed to work. Got this message:

EXT3-fs: (hda4):using internal journal

> We'll copy the current mount information from proc to /etc/mtab and see
> if that helps:
> # cp /proc/self/mounts /etc/mtab
> # mount -o remount,ro /
>
> Now, try fsck.ext3 again. Does it work?
>
> If so, try rebooting the system again. Does it boot now?
>

Didn't boot but got a little farther. Doesn't complain about mtab
anymore but still complains:

* Checking root filesystem...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda4
/dev/hda4:
The superblock could not be read......


<SNIP>

>> The boot still fails at the same point with the same message. Possibly
>> some other ATA driver is being selected ahead of this one and maybe it
>> needs to be removed from the kernel? I don't know what to remove
>> though so I'm sort of stuck on that account.
>>
> The old PMAC_IDE driver is getting picked before the PATA_MACIO driver.
> If you'd like to try the newer driver, you'll need to disable the old
> one first.

OK - I'll go back in and look at my kernel config again. Thought I'd
post these results for now.

Please remember, I'm extremely thankful for all your help and the help
of others on this frustrating little problem.

Cheers,
Mark


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