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Re: Prerelease-test1-rc1 XFS install CD

To: Matthew Geier <matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Prerelease-test1-rc1 XFS install CD
From: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 13:30:31 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <3A568E9B.F7D842DC@thebarn.com> <3A594AF3.40F7A9F1@arts.usyd.edu.au>
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Matthew Geier wrote:
> 
> Russell Cattelan wrote:
> >
> > Ok I've  been promising something for a few days now.
> > And the verdict! We'll it still isn't quite ready.
> >
> > The latest 2.4.0 version of the kernel has problems with python
> > but then doesn't everybody :-) :-).
> >
> > For anybody who is just dying to get their system up and running
> > XFS only, have put the a version of the iso image on oss.
> >
> > ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/download/RH7.0-XFS-test.iso
> >
> > Note the kernels installed will be based on 2.4.0-test11, which was
> > not a very stable release, I recommend updating to a newer kernel.
> > I will put our latest rpm out on oss also.
> >
> > Note this has not been tested on  many machines... ok two and
> > it fails on one. :-(  The initrd fails to build at install time, this
> > seem
> > to be a problem with the loop device code in the install kernel.
> > I am hoping the 2.4.0 kernel fixes the problem, soon as I get past the
> > installer problems.
> 
>  Ok, it died on my Dell :-(
> 
>  Ive got an Anaconda backtrace -
> KeyError hda3
> fstab.py line 729 in mountFilesystems fstype=self.formatType[device[)
> 
> > This images is a good candidate for your CD-RW or the 50 for a $1 type
> > CD's
> 
>  Mine cost $2AUS. :-)
> 
> > Ohh  Ya this CD only contains updated rpm images, you will need
> > a copy of the RedHat 7.0 disk 1 and 2 to actually do the install.
> 
>  At which point do you change in the disks ?
> 
> > I'm sure there will be failures minds as well send them also.
> >
> > Also note the images for floppy installs are on the CD, but don't bother
> >
> > trying them... they don't work.
> 
>  I had a stab at modifing the bootnet.img but all I got was kernel
> panics. I was bumbing about in the dark trying to modify the boot
> floppy.
The boot floppy its self should be ok... the problem is with 
the netstg1/2.img 
mkfs.xfs isn't showing up for some reason.
I think is has something to do with a lack of space.
> 
> --
> Matthew Geier                   matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Arts IT Unit                    +61 2 9351 4713
> Sydney University

-- 
Russell Cattelan
--
Digital Elves inc. -- Currently on loan to SGI
Linux XFS core developer.

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