AW: AW: problems using fai-bootcd

Niall Young niall at
Fri Oct 31 02:58:41 CET 2003

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Thomas Wuppermann wrote:

> We use our own fai-kernel and after recompiling it with devfs and iso9660
> and after uncommenting the line:
> CDROMDEVVAR=/proc/sys....
> in /usr/share/mkinitrd-cd/linuxrc

Which version of fai-bootcd and fai are you using again?  linuxrc should
have already been patched with fai-bootcd 0.2.x  v0.3.x is only meant
for sarge where mkinitrd-cd's linuxrc has been fixed but it sounds like
fai isn't quite ready for sarge installs.  Ooh, I just checked the patch
and I'm not uncommenting CDROMDEVVAR like I thought.  Bugger.

> /linuxrc: /sbin/prepareroot: not fond
> and indeed, I can't find it either.
> Do you know what's wrong?

Check the output of make-fai-bootcd for any errors, make sure the initrd
was built properly, run make-fai-bootcd with the -d flag and check the
contents of your initrd in /tmp/ etc. before burning it.  When I get
time I'll add more error checking to those scripts and apply some
patches I've gotten recently.  Feel free to email me directly if you
need more help, the more feedback I get the more bugs I can fix.

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