Subject: Re: CATSINST from 1.4.1 fails on my box
To: Todd Whitesel <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/24/1999 10:06:21
Todd Whitesel <email@example.com> writes:
> netbsd.CATSINST isn't happy on my CATS box. It gets all the way to
> root on md0a dumps on md0b
> then says
> no file system for md0 (dev 0x1200)
> cannot mount root, error = 79
> root device (default md0a): wscons: wskbd0 glued to wsdisplay0 (console)
> and waits for me to type a root device or hit enter.
That 79 is EFTYPE, which is returned by the root VFS discovery code if
it can't figure out what type the root file system is.
> I tried entering 'ffs' instead of 'generic' for the file system type,
> but that just changed the errno to 22.
If you actually specify a file system type, it return the error that
the filesystem mountroot returns, EINVAL in this case.
I think it's... highly likely that whoever built the installation
kernels, uh, forgot to run mdsetimage to actually set the contents of
Chris Demetriou - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.