Well, it do it when unslug2 says "Rebooting," as fast as I can. Should I
connect it earlier, when it is verifying the firmware?
> I have yet to put debian on my slug, so I may be wrong but shouldn't
> you attach the drive immediately after upslug finishes and BEFORE
> rebooting? According to your post you rebooted first...
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> <mailto:nslu2-linux%40yahoogroups.com>, "richarddmorey" <moreyr@...> wrote:
> > I got my NSLU2 today. I've been planning to install debian on it via
> > the instructions here:
> > http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/unpack.html
> > I installed unslung and played with the web interface a little
> > (formatted my external drive, changed the network settings), then
> > decided to install debian.
> > I plugged in my external hard drive to my laptop (running Ubuntu 7
> > livedisk) and partitioned/formatted my drive using Gparted. Here is
> > what fdisk looks like after I've partitioned:
> > Disk /dev/sdb: 60.0 GB, 60000000000 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7294 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/sdb1 * 1 255 2048256 83 Linux
> > /dev/sdb2 256 7294 56540767+ 5 Extended
> > /dev/sdb5 256 510 2048256 82 Linux swap /
> > Solaris
> > /dev/sdb6 511 7294 54492448+ 83 Linux
> > I mounted /dev/sdb1, extracted the debian tarball (provided on the
> > website linked above) onto it, and unmounted it. I hooked up my NSLU2
> > to my PC using a crossover cable, put the NSLU2 into upgrade mode, and
> > wrote the etch firmware to the NSLU2. When it rebooted, I attached the
> > external hard drive to the Disk 1 slot. The lights blink as it is
> > booting, and then it settles into two lights being active: ethernet
> > (green) and status (light amber). The status light remains amber for
> > as long as I can tell.
> > About 10 seconds after the status light turns amber, the activity
> > light on the external hard drive blinks very briefly twice, then goes
> > back off. The "Disk 1" light never lights up on the NSLU2.
> > I looked at the troubleshooting material on the web for hints. I tried
> > setting FSCKFIX=yes in /etc/default/rcS. This didn't affect anything.
> > I reattached the hard drive to my PC and looked at /var/log/boot. It
> > is empty.
> > It looks to me as though the NSLU2 is not mounting the root partition.
> > Is there any reason this might happen? How can I troubleshoot this?
> > Thanks,
> > RDM
Richard D. Morey, M.A.
Research Assistant, Perception and Cognition Lab
University of Missouri-Columbia