Repairing Debian on an Alpha 433au
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sat Oct 9 08:27:35 CDT 2010
I tried this and I did not get to a shell. I can examine the files in /etc
from the OS on the spare disk, but I am not expert enough to work out where
to really look.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-
> bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Brad Parker
> Sent: 05 October 2010 16:31
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: Repairing Debian on an Alpha 433au
> You might try "init=/bin/sh" to keep any init scripts from running. That
> you can piece together what it's trying to do, tracing from /etc/inittab
> Those errors look like the kernel is up but some init script is unhappy.
> On Oct 3, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Rob Jarratt wrote:
> > I have actually tried both ways, with and without DK0 plugged in. That
> > particular boot I sent the log for had both disks plugged in
> > Mind you the spare disk that is in there now is DK0. That replaced a
> > disk at
> > DKA100 which had VMS on it, which I had to take out temporarily to
> > make way for the temporary disk to put the second instance of Debian
> > on. So when the machine was working I had VMS on DKA100 and Debian on
> > DKA200. Now I have the temporary Debian on DK0 and the "proper"
> Debian on DKA200.
> > I will try your suggestion when I next get the chance to test, which
> > won't be for a few days now. I may also try putting the VMS disk back
> > in so I have
> > DKA100 and DKA200 again, not sure if this will make a difference.
> > Regards
> > Rob
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-
> >> bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Patrick Finnegan
> >> Sent: 03 October 2010 21:16
> >> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> >> Subject: Re: Repairing Debian on an Alpha 433au
> >> On Sunday, October 03, 2010, Rob Jarratt wrote:
> >>> The 433au I have came with an instance of Debian which has DECnet
> >>> installed on it, I am not sure what version of Debian it is. After a
> >>> power outage the superblock on DKA200 was corrupted. I managed to
> >>> install another instance of Debian (3.1r0) on DK0 and run e2fsck -p
> >>> on the DKA200 disk to fix it. However when I try to boot the
> >>> original Debian instance it says it can't find /dev/sdb3. In the new
> >>> instance of Debian I can mount the sdb3 disk without issue. Below is
> >>> the output on the console when it fails to boot. There is a message
> >>> about the driver sd needing to be updated, but this was a working
> >>> system so I am not convinced that is the problem. Can anyone offer
> >>> any insight as to why this will still not boot?
> >> The kernel is only seeing one disk. By any chance, are you pulling
> >> the
> > first disk
> >> (DKA0?) when you try booting from the 2nd disk (DKA200)?
> >> Maybe try telling aboot root=/dev/sda3 for your root device instead.
> >> Pat
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