Subject: Re: Installfest report (alpha/pmax/hp300)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/2000 11:02:11
On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, John Hawkinson wrote:
> | > the miniroot dd'd on the disk, sysinst wouldn't admit that that disk
> | > was more than 2MB. Since I'd set up rbootd for the 3rd install I
> | > decided to set up netbooting for the pmax. I overwrote the miniroot
> | > so nothing would try to use the 2MB size, and we did the tftp boot.
> | Hmm maybe someone on port-pmax might have a comment on this?
> Tim Shepard and I noticed this on the alpha recently. The problem here is
> that the miniroot contains a disklabel, and the kernel reads this
> disklabel and presumes that it reflects the actual size of the disk.
> You can edit the disklabel with 'disklabel', but sysinst gets confused.
The pmax used to detect that the disk label was from the miniroot
install image and adjust the disklabel to reflect the true size of
the disk. I'd guess that this got broken somewhere along the way and
should be fixed.
Michael L. Hitch firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Technology Center
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA