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Martin Langhoff wrote:
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 8:45 PM, Martin Langhoff
> Sounds complex. I will try going in the opposite direction: downgrade
> the package on F9 or pass flags to disable the new fanciness.
Right - with the following patch to fs.py the F7 kernel won't panic
anymore, and a basic F8 will boot. The mkfs tweak is probably
unneeded, the main difference seems to come from -no-sparse:
Think the issue is going to be how the kernel modules differ from
version 3.2 and 3.3 of squashfs-tools.
So lets get this clear, F7 is using the 2.6.23.?? and does not boot,
F8 is now booting correctly? with which kernel?
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ def makedirs(dirname):
def mksquashfs(in_img, out_img):
- args = ["/sbin/mksquashfs", in_img, out_img]
+ args = ["/sbin/mksquashfs", in_img, out_img, '-no-sparse',
if not sys.stdout.isatty():
@@ -200,7 +200,7 @@ class SparseExtLoopbackMount(SparseLoopbackMount):
rc = subprocess.call(["/sbin/mkfs." + self.fstype,
- "-F", "-L", self.fslabel,
+ '-I', '128', "-F",
"-m", "1", "-b",
str(self.size / self.blocksize)])
On F7 - my actual target ATM - the problem is not gone through. Init
is dropping me to a panic shell, and I cannot figure out how to get
something I can mount there. When I get dropped in the shell, lsmod
makes it seem like no interesting modules have been loaded.
modprobe-ing libata, cdrom and other modules works. I don't know the
major/minor numbers enough to mknod my way around here.
So I suspect of the initrd, but I am unsure of what to do next. The
mayflower initrd seems to work though it does throw some (IMO)
meaningless errors - complaining about old module names that are not
relevant to the 2.6.23 kernel I have:
Building an initramfs at /boot/initrd-188.8.131.52-21.fc7.img for kernel
FATAL: Module ide_cd not found.
FATAL: Module =ata not found.
FATAL: Module usbhid not found.
FATAL: Module ieee1394 not found.
Done; initramfs is 4.2M.
any more hints on this track?
Think the only way you'll get this to fly is to get the source for
and patch your 2.6.23 kernel and recompile the module and replace the
module in the initrd. There is a good post on the livecd list about
patching squashfs for lsma support and covers all the steps, perhaps you
could adapt the steps(leave out the lzma patches).
Repacking is initrd and iso are not that hard, but I have some notes
around if you need them.