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Re: Booting from backup drive?

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  • Sean Carolan
    ... installer? On a ... as /initrd ... disk (if it ... pivot root ... Hmm, I thought I was using 3.10, at least that is the image I downloaded. Here s some
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 1, 2006
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      > Are you sure you are using DebianSlug 3.10, not the newer Debian
      installer? On a
      > DebianSlug machine I get
      >
      > $ ls -l /initrd/linuxrc
      > -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 139 2006-10-13 00:57 /initrd/linuxrc
      >
      > I believe that the Debian Installer doesn't mount a JFFS2 filesystem
      as /initrd
      > but DebianSlug should if it suceeds in switching root to the hard
      disk (if it
      > boots without a hard disk then the file is just /linuxrc as the
      pivot root
      > doesn't happen).

      Hmm, I thought I was using 3.10, at least that is the image I
      downloaded. Here's some more info on my machine:

      scarolan@sluggo:~$ uname -a
      Linux sluggo 2.6.17-2-ixp4xx #1 Thu Sep 14 13:29:00 UTC 2006 armv5tel
      GNU/Linux

      scarolan@sluggo:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

      deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ etch main
      deb-src http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ etch main
      deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
      deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main

      scarolan@sluggo:~$ ls /initrd/
      (returns nothing)

      scarolan@sluggo:~$ ls /boot
      System.map-2.6.17-2-ixp4xx initrd.img-2.6.17-2-ixp4xx
      apex.flash initrd.img-2.6.17-2-ixp4xx.bak
      config-2.6.17-2-ixp4xx vmlinuz
      initrd.img vmlinuz-2.6.17-2-ixp4xx
    • Gordon Farquharson
      ... Looks to me like you are using Debian/NSLU2 [1] (installed using the Debian Installer RC1). Gordon [1] http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Debian/HomePage --
      Message 2 of 10 , Dec 1, 2006
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        On 12/1/06, Sean Carolan <sean@...> wrote:

        > Hmm, I thought I was using 3.10, at least that is the image I
        > downloaded. Here's some more info on my machine:

        Looks to me like you are using Debian/NSLU2 [1] (installed using the
        Debian Installer RC1).

        Gordon

        [1] http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Debian/HomePage

        --
        Gordon Farquharson
      • Sean Carolan
        ... Heh, shows what I know. Yes, I did use the image from Martin s website to install so I am using Debian/NSLU2. Now - how do I get it to boot from my
        Message 3 of 10 , Dec 1, 2006
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          > Looks to me like you are using Debian/NSLU2 [1] (installed using the
          > Debian Installer RC1).
          >
          > Gordon

          Heh, shows what I know. Yes, I did use the image from Martin's
          website to install so I am using Debian/NSLU2. Now - how do I get it
          to boot from my backup drive? I can't find any way to change boot
          parameters, etc.
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