Subject: Re: Problems with 1.3-ALPHA
To: Mark Andres <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/1997 17:15:59
Did you boot a new kernel before untarring the tarfiles?
The newever userland will probably not work with a 1.2.1 kernel,
though the new kernel should be able to run (most of) the 1.2.1
... and so am I, maybe its the other way round, I can't seem to decide ...
On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Mark Andres wrote:
> I am using a Macintosh IIcx with 20MB of RAM, a 730MB Quantum HD, and was
> previosuly running 1.2.1. I downloaded the 1.3-ALPHA snapshot for the
> mac68k port. I am now in the process of installing it. I am following the
> same procedure I used to upgrade from 1.2 to 1.2.1. Namely,
> I booted single user and mounted my partitions read/write.
> I went to the root directory ( cd / ) and then did
> tar --unlink -zxvpf base.tar.gz
> This was the base snapshot for 1.3-ALPHA. Tar did its stuff and seemed to
> untar everything without any problems. However, now I cannot use any
> commands. All commands come up with the same error message:
> Bad system call - core dumped
> I tried 'ls', 'tar', 'cat', even 'halt' and 'shutdown' do not work. At
> this point, I am wide open to suggestions, since I cannot even shutdown my
> Mark Andres E-mail: email@example.com
> Running NetBSD, 100% Microsoft Free!
> Me: /www2.giganet.net/~mark/ NetBSD: /bullwinkle.aisol.net/
> Currently stuck in single-user mode