Hello all - please take pity on the openssi newbie. Trying to get openssi
working on the just the first/master node reminds me of the early days of
linux 0.9 ... :-(
I've successfully compiled the
kernel-ssi-source-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl_ssi_9.i686.rpm source under
/usr/src/linux (with required NIC drivers, etc), but getting the damn
thing to boot is one problem after the other.
The latest problem is the following: it hangs with the following message:
"mount: error 19 mounting sysfs"
For the life of me I cannot see the obvious. Any pointers would be
appreciated. Googling/searching the mailing lists has yielded squat.
Let me know what further info is required to help diagnose this
Apologies for replying to my own post.
After a lot more digging around, I finally figured out how the whole
initrd thing works (eg, how to update drivers, etc), by reading
Following the instructions above, please indicate whether I'm missing a
step to update the initrd:
1. uncompress /boot/file.img to file
2. mount file using loop on /mnt
3. cp /lib/modules/2.4.22xxx/kernel/drivers/(what you need).o /mnt/lib
(but only after stripping each file to save space)
4. umount /mnt
5. recompress back into /boot/file.img
Any other steps? Sometimes booting results in errors about /lib/e1000.o
not being found (or, more consistently, errors about SYSFS not being in
the kernel and failing to mount /sysfs), etc, and things hang. I'm
accustomed to the LILO way of always running "lilo" after making a change,
etc. I keep feeling I'm missing a step.
If I simply "make install" in 2.4.22/ssi kernel source, then booting gets
a lot further, but hangs on:
"Creating block devices"
Any ideas? Someone? If feel like I'm the only nignog who cannot get a
stock standard FC2 with openssi 1.2.2 to boot.
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