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From: Jerry A! <jerry@×××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 21:59:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install by Daniel Robbins
1 On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 09:49:13PM -0600, Daniel Robbins wrote:
2 : On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 12:40:11AM -0400, Jerry A! wrote:
3 :
4 : > I'm not sure if the current build stuff will work. rc3 worked just
5 : > fine. I'm guessing that part of the reason was b/c we had
6 : > root=/dev/loop0 in there (hey, but I'm not really sure). I tried adding
7 : > this line to rc4_pre2, but no luck. My guess is that if rc4_final boots
8 : > like rc4_pre2, I'll still be in SOL.
9 :
10 : Many recent 2.4 kernels had broken loopback device implementations. This was
11 : *just* fixed in 2.4.3, as were several major ReiserFS filesystem corruption
12 : bugs. I think the last kernel that seemed really stable was 2.4.0-test10 (I
13 : think we used this one with 1.0_rc3). Since then, it's been a bumpy ride.
14 : That's the primary reason to wait for a new release -- so you'll have a stable
15 : kernel to install from.
16 :
17 : For example, if you use kernel (aka 2.4.1-ac19) to create your
18 : ReiserFS filesystems and install Gentoo Linux, your filesystems will be badly
19 : corrupted from the get-go. :( I can't remember what kernel is included with
20 : 1.0_rc4_pre2 right now, but it very likely has ReiserFS bugs that are worth
21 : avoiding if at all possible.
23 I understand. But looking at things, I'm curious, is the current cd
24 using devfs? If so, then anyone who needs to use a pcmcia cdrom to boot
25 will be out of luck. I believe that we would need to install a kernel
26 which supports pcmcia and have cardmangler installed to correctly
27 register pcmcia devices.
29 Anyway to install an rc3 system and bring it up to date?
31 --Jerry
33 name: Jerry Alexandratos || Open-Source software isn't a
34 phone: 703.599.6023 || matter of life or death...
35 email: jerry@×××××××.org || ...It's much more important
36 || than that!


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>