From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain magicgoeshere.com)
Date: Fri 15 Jun 2001 - 22:03:15 IST
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 06:02:19PM +0100, Mark Page wrote:
> /boot is definitely over the 1023 cylinder mark as a newly compiled kernel
> refuses to boot.
a newly compiled kernel refusing to boot can be any of a number of things.
You say that
> Even though I can boot into linux there are error messages concerning swap
If you can boot into Linux, then you mustn't have /boot problems, or are you
booting from a floppy ?
> - fstab file as follows:
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> /dev/hda6 / ext2 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> /dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
> /dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> /dev/hdd4 /zip vfat defaults,user,noauto 0 0
> /dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,exec,user,noauto 0 0
> /dev/fd0 /floppy auto defaults,user,noauto 0 0
> The fact that /hda2 is shown as swap seems confusing to me. How can I
It'll be confusing to us too - only you can know what way you wanted to have
your hard disk partitioned. It is a little unusual to have two swap
partitions on a personal machine, but it's not as such wrong. However, the
fact that you're getting error messages concerning swap perhaps indicates
that at least one of these two partitions is not actually a swap partition.
You can do swapon -s to display a summary of swap usage - it should show you
what, if any, swap devices you are using.
> correct this and create a /boot entry to reside within the cylinder limit
> without re-installing? Should /dev/hda2 not be a ext2 filesystem?
We can't possibly tell - do you want it to be an ext2 filesystem ?
You need to get back with the following information:
Can you boot from the harddisk or not ?
How do you want to use your disk space ?
How is the disk currently partitioned ? (send output of sfdisk -l /dev/hda)
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