Subject: RE: [suse-axp] FW: New Thread - Getting "Block 0 not valid bootblock"error
From: Jim Hoepner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 12:29:24 PDT
Should I create BSD partitions as follows:
a: = /boot (started at cyl 3)
b: = swap (cyl 4-270)
d: = / (cyl 271-8347)
And partition 'c: type=unused (cyl 1-8347)' will be created
don't have to format,etc. c: ??
From: Stefan Fent [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 2:12 PM
To: Jim Hoepner
Subject: Re: [suse-axp] FW: New Thread - Getting "Block 0
On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Jim Hoepner wrote:
> Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 11:16:16 -0500
> From: Jim Hoepner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: SuSEemail@example.com
> Subject: [suse-axp] FW: New Thread - Getting "Block 0 not
> bootblock" error
> Hi, I made a few changes and now I get to a "aboot>"
> In short, I re-did the BSD disk label to:
> a: = /boot (started at cyl 3)
> b: = swap (cyl 4-270)
> c: = / (cyl 271-8347)
You must not use partition 'c', if you create a BSD-label,
you will remark
that 'c' is created automatically, it contains the entire
disk and must be
of type 'unused'.
you should create a partition 'd' of the size of your
partition 'c' and
mount it to '/'.
to boot via aboot.conf, you will have to execute
'abootconf /dev/sda 4' to make aboot look in partition 4 for
> and I did not create DOS partitions 1-4 because my swap is
> recognized when I go in/out of YaST.
> Here's the install sequence:
> CONSOLE COMMAND DESCRIPTION
> SRM >>>set boot_file ""
> SRM >>>set bootdef_dev ""
> SRM >>>set boot_osflags ""
> SRM >>>boot dka200 -fl 0 (boot from CD)
> fdisk b enter BSD mode
> fdisk n create partition tbl
> a:Cyl 3-13, type ext2 (d) ( mount to /boot)
> b:Cyl 14-270, type swap (8) ( swap )
> c:Cyl 271-8347, type ext2 (8) ( mount to / )
> fdisk w write partition to disk
> fdisk q quit fdisk
> fdisk ALT-F1 go back to YaST
> YaST ABORT go back to YaST's main
> menu and go back in so
> arguments which would be ok but I don't know what to
> Do I need to run "abootconf" to move on?
It won't work in this case, but normally
'aboot>1/boot/vmlinux.gz ro root=/dev/sda4' should boot.
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