(Scyld) ext2 fs error when writing beoboot image to slave HDD

Sean Dilda agrajag at scyld.com
Mon Aug 6 13:02:10 PDT 2001

On Sun, 05 Aug 2001, Eric T. Miller wrote:

> Man!  I am so close!  Changing from the 3Com to the Dlink NIC solved all the
> driver issues.  Now, the slaves complete phase one and phase two boot,
> unpartitioned drive on slaves causes error status, just like documentation
> said it would.  Creating default partition tables and writing those to the
> slaves goes off with out a hitch.  But, when I envoke :
> 		beoboot-install -a /dev/hda
> to write the boot image to the slave hard drive, the script executes
> normally, but ends with an error:
> 		ext2fs check_if_mount no such file or directory while determining whether
> /dev/hda1 is mounted
> followed by some other errors that relate to the same.

Is the hard drive in your slave node an IDE drive that is the master on
the primary IDE chain?  If not, then 'hda' is not correct for your drive
and would explain why you are getting this error.

Also, did you reboot the slave nodes after you modified the partition
tables?  Sometimes you have to reboot the machine so that the kernel can
read the new partition table.
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