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Re: Booting off of sdb1...

To: adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca
Subject: Re: Booting off of sdb1...
From: Mark Salter <marks@sun470.sun470.rd.qms.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 17:01:43 -0500
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970902173244.5212A-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca> (message from Alex deVries on Tue, 2 Sep 1997 17:47:13 -0400 (EDT))
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> The kernel starts, and it finishes off with:

> Partition check:
>  sda: sad1 sda2 sda3 sda4
>  sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
> : Can't open

> And then nothing.

> What am I missing?

> - Alex


>       Alex deVries              Success is realizing 
>   System Administrator          attainable dreams.
>    The EngSoc Project     


Try this patch to linux/arch/mips/sgi/prom/cmdline.c:

*** cmdline.c.orig      Tue Sep  2 16:59:26 1997
--- cmdline.c   Tue Sep  2 15:59:04 1997
***************
*** 52,57 ****
--- 52,59 ----
        pic_cont:
                actr++;
        }
+       if (cp != &(arcs_cmdline[0])) /* get rid of trailing space */
+               --cp;
        *cp = '\0';
  
  #ifdef DEBUG_CMDLINE


--Mark

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