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From: Ben Sayer <bsayer@...>
Subject: Re: BootX problem
Date: Mon Apr 29 19:00:03 2002
>While the EXT2-fs errors concern me, I long since learned to start with
>the first error message, so the "crc error" wedged in the middle has my
>concern now. I am able to uncompress the initrd.img file on my Intel
>gentoo linux box using gunzip. I have the ramdisk size textbox in BootX
>set to 34000. I have been able to install SuSE linux on this box, using
BootX.

I picked up a bit of the answer from a SuSE readme file. It specifies
that if one gets a crc error during the boot, one should restart MacOS
without extensions (hold down the shift key) and then repeat the BootX
procedure. This does indeed work for me in that I get to a very different
part of the installation process (keymap selection). Unfortunately there
are quite a lot of what I assume are errors that fill the screen (the
first of which scroll off). They are a series of messages where the
directory and filename changes:

busybox: /bin/rm: Read-only file system
busybox: /bin/rmdir: Read-only file system
[etc.]

After pressing enter in response to the keymap menu I get:

* Press enter to begin PCI autodetection...
[I press enter]
* Searching for PCI devices...
/etc/init.d/pnp: cut: command not found
* PCI autodetection has completed. Press enter to view what was found.
[I press enter again]
/etc/init.d/pnp: clear: command not found
* Modules loaded:
Module                  Size  Used by   Not tainted
* Press enter to continue
[I press enter yet again, well aware that things are not right]
/etc/init.d/rcS: clear: command not found
/etc/init.d/rcS: cat: command not found

Pleas press enter to activate this console.
[which I do and I am presented with the command line where few commands
work, one that does is mount:]
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type ext2 (ro)
devfs on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)

I'm guessing here, but it seems that the '/' should be mounted rw at this
point in the install, no?


--Ben


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