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From: "Clonch
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-sparc] Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 19:41:10
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.


-----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

 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.

 livecd ~ # ls -l /mnt/gentoo/boot
 total 4002
 -rw-r--r--  1 root root  525858 Jul 14 09:59
 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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Re: [gentoo-sparc] Help w/ 2006.0 on Ultra5 Chris Nolan <geekz4rent@×××××.com>