Scyld, beoboot-install

Daniel Persson myrridin at
Tue Oct 24 04:58:21 PDT 2000

Hi Jon,

Ive got this to, what i found was that beofdisk dosent seem to be able to
acually write the new partitions, i had to manually partion the
disk using

hda1 min 30 MB type 84 (OS2/Hidden C:)
hda2 SWAP
had3 / ext2fs

After this everything works.(eg running beoboot)

I also did this both by starting fdisk from the installation program and
from bpsh.

Maybe im doing things in wrong order or something, but after manually
creating the partions using the above scheme everything works.


On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Jon Tegner wrote:

> Hi,
> having problem. Try to follow the steps in Installation Guide:
> 1. beofdisk -d
> 2. beofdisk -w
> 3. beoboot-install -a /dev/hde
> At the step three I get the following:
> Creating boot images...
> Building phase 1 file system image in /tmp/beoboot.2056...
> ram disk image size (uncompressed): 1452K
> compressing...done
> Kernel image is:    "/tmp/.beoboot-install.2055".
> Initial ramdisk is: "/tmp/.beoboot-install.2055.initrd".
> Installing beoboot on partition 1 of /dev/hde.
> mke2fs 1.18, 11-Nov-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
> ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining 
> whether /dev/hde1 is mounted.
> can't create lock file /etc/mtab~2108: No such file or directory 
> (use -n flag to override)Failed to mount boot partition.
> Any hints of what I'm doing wrong?
> Thanks, /jon
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