beofdisk -w is not updating the partition table on slave nodes.

Robert Sand rsand at d.umn.edu
Tue Dec 5 16:27:49 EST 2000


Richard,

That helped a little bit but I was getting error messages like these for every
file in /lib:

rcp: /lib/cpp: No such file or directory
rcp: /lib/ld-2.1.3.so: Invalid argument
rcp: /lib/ld-linux.so.1: Invalid argument
rcp: /lib/ld-linux.so.1.9.5: Invalid argument

When I did a beoboot-install -a /dev/hda this time I get this, so I think
something else is missing.

#beoboot-install -a /dev/hda
Creating boot images...
Building phase 1 file system image in /tmp/beoboot.3496...
ram disk image size (uncompressed): 1452K
compressing...done
Kernel image is:    "/tmp/.beoboot-install.3495".
Initial ramdisk is: "/tmp/.beoboot-install.3495.initrd".
Installing beoboot on partition 1 of /dev/hda.
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/
hda1 is mounted.
can't create lock file /etc/mtab~3548: No such file or directory (use -n flag to
 override)
Failed to mount boot partition.
#

Richard Walsh wrote:
> 
> Bob,
> 
> Two more things related to problems that I had:
> 
> 1. Try: beoboot-install -a /dev/hda
> 
>    (documentation says hda ... this is an error)
> 
> 2. Make sure that the local libaries are cached on
>    the slave node. beofdisk/beoboot-install fail if they are not.
>    After you boot from floppy, from the head node
>    do:
>          cd /lib
>          bpcp /lib/* 1:/lib
> 
>    then go through the rest of the procedure.
> 
>    Let me know if this works. It will be good to find
>    out if the hours that I spent on this help someone else
>    save time.
> 
>    It seems that the boot floppy built from the Scyld CD
>    does not cache libraries as it should which means even
>    simple commands like "ls" fails when run as:
> 
>    bpsh 1 ls
> 
>    because there are no slave-local libraries for ls to
>    dynamically link.
> 
> Good Luck ...
> 
> rbw
> 
> P.S. Make sure that you are not using the download bpcp
>      which has a bug on line 314 or the source where it
>      free a pointer that has not been assigned a value.
>      The CD copy of bpcp seems to work fine.

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