Subject: Re: Hung Reboot
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tom T. Thai <email@example.com>
Date: 09/03/1997 12:07:24
put it in single user mode and do it then.
On 3 Sep 1997, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Missing - presumed fed.) writes:
> > * # installboot /usr/mdec/biosboot.sym /dev/rsd0a
> > * installboot: open raw partition RW: Device busy
> > *
> > * Should I be in single user mode to do this? The system seems to run fine
> > * (so far) with 1.0A bootstrapping codes.
> > Most emphatically, yes, you should do this in single-user mode.
> > Doing it in multi-user mode can hose your bootblocks in a VERY
> > bad way.
> The interaction between installboot and the secure mode is a major
> pain in the butt. Whenever I install a newer version of current, I'll
> snapshot the running root and /usr via a newfs, installboot, tar |
> tar, and finally a cd /usr/src , make build. This has te advantage of
> building a snapshot with a current filesystem and new bootblocks on
> the snapshot disk partitions. With the "secure" mode, one can't do
> this while I'm running multiuser any more.
> Would it be possible for installboot to temporarily unmount the disk
> partition so that it could write to the raw partition "securely"? I'm
> somewhat reluctant to turn secure off in my config file.
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