Subject: Re: [suse-axp] Jensen and yast
From: Sebastian Moeller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 20 1999 - 10:18:50 PDT
Ruediger Oertel wrote:
Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
> Well it should. Do you have a second disk with DOS-partitions on it ?
> In this case yast on 6.1-axp was still faulty, but this has been fixed
> internally (to be included in the next release.)
Unfortunately I do have a fat partitioned disk (sda) on my system so I
am really looking forward to the next distribution (or could I
alpha/beta/gamme test your new internal yast revision). Oh well as I did
not want to give up I installed the 6.1 on a 0.5gb MO drive, the
installation was painless so it does work with jensen ;). I was even
able to use (from the mo system) the install_to_directory feature of
yast, it did put all the selected packages there and checked all
dependencies (which I did not with my previous installation) and ran the
post-install scripts. Quite nice I' say; the hard disk yast still tries
to reinstall the system but everything runs healthier now.
> install.inf is created by linuxrc to pass information to yast. In order to
> detect partitions, yast tries an "fdisk -l" and if this yields no parttions,
> it scans for bsd-disklabels using fdisk.
Using the install.inf of to recent x86 suse installations and according
df and fdisk -l outputs I was able to make some sense out of this
structure (still have no real clue what the fourth number from the right
in each File systems: line means). Also using yast -d debug file helped
my understanding a lot.
Well one more question, after the previously described hd-installation
yast still does not recognize the bsd-disk although install.inf contains
the right line (generated from the "fat-on-mo"-yast), shouldn't yast
parse this file and use the given info's ... (reminds me that I have to
check whether some stale install.inf's are lying around /etc or
> Any messages in syslog about this ? What kind of graphics card is used ?
> Does it happen on a loaded or idle system ?
No syslog no messages, the card is a elsa winner 1000 isa/eisa in
eisa-modus (firmware is 1.7) with the one default MB of vram.
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