Bug 2066

Summary: bootloader fails to install
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Joseph Kotran <jkotran>
Component: siloAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.0CC: srevivo
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Hardware: sparc   
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Last Closed: 1999-04-19 00:03:57 UTC Type: ---
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Description Joseph Kotran 1999-04-08 19:21:21 UTC

        Please note that the installation of the boot loader
fails.  Reviewing the virtual console that displays output
during the install indicated that insmod is failing.
Executing insmod /modules/loop.o returned an error message
complaining about the kernel being a different version
than the module.  I don't know enough about the boot process
to work around this.  However, I can boot the system from
the install floppy by executing `linux root=/dev/sda1


Joseph Kotran, Systems Administrator    Lockheed Martin
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Comment 1 David Miller 1999-04-08 19:54:59 UTC
We need more information about this, I really believe
that he is seeing the bug msw and I are working on
where /mnt/proc cannot be mounted during the bootloader

I find it peculiar that he mentions what logging on other
VC's said, but fails to say anything at all about the
diagnostic printed by the installer, without this critical
piece of information I can't determine if the bug is the

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-08 21:59:59 UTC
FWIW, I noticed this morning on a sparc that
"silo -r /mnt" failed with "/dev/hda4: device or resource busy",
but "chroot /mnt ; silo " worked perfectly.

Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-12 17:04:59 UTC
assigned to msw

Comment 4 Matt Wilson 1999-04-19 00:03:59 UTC