Scyld slave node boot problem

Shawn M Becker s02 s02.sbecker at
Sun Apr 7 19:02:40 PDT 2002

I am using version 27bz-8 for the Scyld disk, with kernel version
2.2.19-12.beo. I have a 3c905b card in the slave and a 3c905 in the master.
I am getting to the third phase of the boot for the slave to where it outputs
the log file. Then the node hangs. Here is the log file for node.0...
node_up: Setting system clock.
node_up: TODO set interface netmask.
node_up: Configuring loopback interface.
node_up: Configuring PCI devices.
setup_fs: Configuring node filesystems...
setup_fs: Using /etc/beowulf/fstab
setup_fs: Checking /dev/ram3 (type=ext2)...
setup_fs: Hmmm...This appears to be a ramdisk.
setup_fs: I'm going to try to try checking the filesystem (fsck) anyway.
setup_fs: If it is a RAM disk the following will fail harmlessly.
e2fsck 1.20, 25-May-2001 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
Couldn't find ext2 superblock, trying backup blocks...
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/ram3
setup_fs: FSCK failure. (OK for RAM disks)
setup_fs: Creating ext2 on /dev/ram3...
mke2fs 1.20, 25-May-2001 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
setup_fs: Mounting /dev/ram3 on /rootfs//... (type=ext2; options=defaults)
setup_fs: Checking (type=nfs)...
setup_fs: Mounting on /rootfs//home... (type=nfs;
mount: failed, reason given by server: Permission denied
Failed to mount on /home.

Can someone help? Thanks.

Shawn Becker
Wittenberg University
930 N. Fountain
Springfield, OH 45504
(937) 360-7562

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