Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Chris Nolan <geekz4rent@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 04:18:00
Message-Id: 889b39680607152117u2d0c773cla2edd4b5f8dc44d4@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-sparc] Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5 by "Clonch
I tried that. I just a fresh install and left the disk as is from when
fdisk made the Sun Disk Label.

/dev/hda1 /
/dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda3 whole disk

I go through the whole handbook without issue and then when i
configure silo I get this error.

(chroot) livecd etc # cp /etc/silo.conf /boot
(chroot) livecd etc # /sbin/silo -C /boot/silo.conf
Error parsing silo config file /boot/silo.conf  <<<<<<<<<<<

(chroot) livecd etc # cd /boot
(chroot) livecd boot # ls -l
total 3496
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       1 Jul 14 12:04 boot -> .
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    1024 Jul 15 21:44 fd.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     512 Jul 15 21:44 first.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    1024 Jul 15 21:44 generic.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     816 Jul 15 21:44 ieee32.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    7112 Jul 15 21:44 isofs.b
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 3433584 Jul 15 20:22 kernel-2.4.32-sparc-r6
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   65024 Jul 15 21:44 second.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     243 Jul 15 21:47 silo.conf  <<<<<<<<<<<
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   62436 Jul 15 21:44 silotftp.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     512 Jul 15 21:44 ultra.b

(chroot) livecd boot # /sbin/silo
Error parsing silo config file /etc/silo.conf <<<<<<<<<<<<<

partition = 1         # Boot partition (= root partition)
root = /dev/hda1      # Root partition
timeout = 150         # Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section

image = /boot/kernel-2.4.32-sparc-r6
  label = Gentoo Linux 2.4.32-r6



Can anyone offer some insight as to what I'm running into here?  On a
side note I tried Ubuntu Sparc 6.06 that I found and it installed fine
and ran fine on the machine but I didn't like it so tried gentoo
again.


Many thanks.
Chris




On 7/15/06, Clonch, Christopher A (Chris) <clonch@××××××.com> wrote:
> A separate boot partition is not needed, and the first partition doesn't have to be root. Make sure the /dev/BOOT line in your fstab is commented out. > > -Chris > > -----Original Message----- > From: Chris Nolan [mailto:geekz4rent@×××××.com] > Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 8:11 PM > To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o > Subject: [gentoo-sparc] Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5 > > Sorry for the cruft, but I'm having an issue and I'm not exactly sure > how to solve it. > > I have an old Ultra5. It came without a hard drive so I dug up an old > 100g drive and installed that in it. (Jumpered as Cable Select) Added > in my quad ethernet card as this will be a firewall once I get it > working. > > When I partitioned it, I created the Sun Disk Label and made the following. > > /dev/hda1 / (512mb) ext2 > /dev/hda2 swap (512mb) swap > /dev/hda3 whole disk > /dev/hda4 /usr (15g) ext3 > /dev/hda5 /var (15g) ext3 > /dev/hda6 /home (rest) ext3 > > I followed the 2006.0 doc and when it comes to the edit the fstab > portion, this is where I get confused. In there it wants a line for > /dev/BOOT but I don't have a /boot partition. Should I have created a > /boot partition? I was under the impression that the first partition > needed to be / . > > I get through the doc and make my fstab without putting in a /boot > line (removed it) and reboot the machine and it comes up saying "The > file just loaded does not appear to be executable." > > However the kernel file in /boot is executable. And is under the > 3.5m for a 2.4 on 64bit system. > > > Can someone please point me in the right direction as to what I'm > doing wrong? > > Many thanks. > Chris > > livecd ~ # ls -l /mnt/gentoo/boot > total 4002 > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 525858 Jul 14 09:59 System-2.4.32-sparc-r6.map > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 Jul 13 19:17 boot -> . > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1024 Jul 14 10:50 fd.b > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Jul 14 10:50 first.b > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1024 Jul 14 10:50 generic.b > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 816 Jul 14 10:50 ieee32.b > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7112 Jul 14 10:50 isofs.b > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3449968 Jul 14 09:59 kernel-2.4.32-sparc-r6 <<<<< > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65024 Jul 14 10:50 second.b > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 243 Jul 14 11:01 silo.conf > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62436 Jul 14 10:50 silotftp.b > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Jul 14 10:50 ultra.b > > livecd ~ # more /mnt/gentoo/boot/silo.conf > partition = 1 # Boot partition (= root partition) > root = /dev/hda1 # Root partition > timeout = 150 # Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section > > image = /boot/kernel-2.4.32-sparc-r6 > label = Gentoo Linux 2.4.32-r6 > -- > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list > -- > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-sparc] Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5 Phil Botha <phil@×××××××××.net>