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From: "Chris Nolan" <geekz4rent@...>
Subject: Re: Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 21:17:20 -0700
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@...> 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@...]
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 8:11 PM
> To: gentoo-sparc@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
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