On Thu, 2001-12-06 at 13:02, Charles Steinkuehler wrote:
> > > > System details, please. Please list EXACTLY which version you started
> > > > what changes (if any) were made to any of the init scripts, and what
> > > > parameters are being passed to your kernel by the boot-loader (cat
> > > > /proc/cmdline).
> > > >
> > > DS-CD 1.0.2. Files copied onto dos-formatted flashcard and syslinux'd.
> > > modules from /lib/modules on the cd copied to the ramdisk under
> > > /lib/modules and backed-up.
> > > cat /proc/cmdline:
> > > BOOT_IMAGE=linux append=load_ramdisk=1 initrd=root.lrp
> > > initrd_archive=minix ramdisk_size=12288 root=/dev/ram0
> > > boot=/dev/hda,msdos PKGPATH=/dev/hda1:msdos
> > >
> > >
> > > No changes to initscripts. The one thing I did not do was to remove the
> > > loading of the cdrom drivers in linuxrc.
> > >
> > > One other problem: I have no /var/log
> > >
> > But, if I create /var/log then syslog populates the directory with logs.
> Very strange (the no /var/log part)...this indicates the init scripts for
> the ramlog package are not running. Exactly why is another matter.
> Assuming your hardware is OK (run memtest86 to check your ram), the only
> thing I see that creates a warning flag is your boot & PKGPATH settings.
> Both point to /dev/hda:
> One of these devices is invalid, and it's probably the boot device. You
> might try removing the PKGPATH variable (or setting it back to /dev/cdrom),
> since you only have one place to load packages from, and that's the boot
> Also, remember you can't do partial backups if you aren't loading the main
> package from one location, and storing backups in another (which it doesn't
> look like you're doing), so do full backups of everything or you'll break
> Let me know what happens when you change the boot & PKGPATH settings. If
> things still arn't working, scroll back once your system's booted and report
> what linuxrc outputs when it's extracting the packages...
Oops! I forgot to add the ramlog.lrp package to the flash HDD. My flash
card is 8meg so only a subset of the CD packages would fit on it. No
more duplicate etc lines in the backup list and /var/log/ works now. The
BOOT_IMAGE=linux append=load_ramdisk=1 initrd=root.lrp
initrd_archive=minix ramdisk_size=12288 PKGPATH=/dev/cdrom:iso9660
and the lrpkg.cfg is:
The effects were sure interesting when ramlog.lrp was specifed but the
package itself was missing.
Thanks, as usual, for your product and your help, Charles.