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Re: Booting off of sdb1...

To: Mark Salter <marks@sun470.sun470.rd.qms.com>
Subject: Re: Booting off of sdb1...
From: Eric Kimminau <eak@cygnus.detroit.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 09:43:34 -0400
Cc: adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Organization: Silicon Graphics, Inc
References: <199709022201.RAA26782@speedy.rd.qms.com>
Reply-to: eak@detroit.sgi.com
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Does anyone have a built kernel with this patch applied?

Thanks!
                  Eric.


Mark Salter wrote:
> 
> > 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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