PICOBSD /dev/mdxx memory disk problems

Hartmann, O. ohartman at klima.physik.uni-mainz.de
Fri Mar 28 06:39:42 PST 2003

Dear Sirs.

I use FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT on several experimental systems. I try to test
new diskless and picobsd facilities and abilities of the newest FBSD
5.0-CURRENT stuff and I am a little bit disappointed.

First there is a little bug in the picobsd shell-script/command:

newfs does no longer support option '-p', so this runs into a failure.

When buidling a picobsd image I get this error:


*** init_fs_image()
/usr/src/release/picobsd/build_dir-bastion/fs.PICOBSD 8192

*** Labeling MFS image

*** Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/md1c       7983    0  7983     0%    /var/tmp/picobsd.S98gZK4mQz

*** Copy mfs tree into file

*** Status of mfs image
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused  Mounted on
/dev/md1c       7983 1458  6525    18%      81  1069    7%
fsck: exec /usr/sbin/fsck_4.2BSD for /dev/md1c: No such file or
Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.

--- snap

The last warning is due to several special mkisofs options that are not
conform. Important is the failure of building the MFS filesystem.
It seems that /dev/md1c is really present, but when fsck tries to check
it, it gets an error.

I have a similar error on diskless boot process in FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT,
where obviously no memory disk can be created.
Can someon verify or falsify these oberservations?

Thanks a lot ...


O. Hartmann

ohartman at mail.physik.uni-mainz.de
Systemadministration des Institutes fuer Physik der Atmosphaere (IPA)
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
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55099 Mainz

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