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Re: Recovering from an XFS crash

To: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Recovering from an XFS crash
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 09:37:25 +0100
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Mike Burger schrieb:
> 
> I'm going to have to disagree, there.  I just made a floppy with the BOOT
> kernel, and I have an Adaptec 2940U2W card active in my system, running my
> scanner and CD-RW drive. I'm also running the IDE-SCSI module for my tape
> and CD-ROM drives.
> 
> I made the floppy just fine, using whichever mkbootdisk that is currently
> installed on my 7.1XFS system, and your 2.4.9-31.i686 kernel.

Oops, I mean if you run a software raid1/5 system on SCSI, it does not
fit. It even does not fit with software raid1/5 on IDE.

-Simon

> 
> On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Simon Matter wrote:
> 
> > Mike Burger schrieb:
> > >
> > > What's wrong with just using the BOOT kernel, which fits just fine on a
> > > floppy?
> >
> > It doesn't fit on a floppy if you have an SCSI system. The initrd gets
> > too big.
> >
> > -Simon
> >
> > >
> > > On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Simon Matter wrote:
> > >
> > > > Eric Sandeen schrieb:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, 2002-03-04 at 16:15, Glow Nair wrote:
> > > > > > HELP..
> > > > > > I would appreciate any help/hints etc. that I can
> > > > > > get from SGI.. I've generally been very happy with
> > > > > > SGI XFS 1.02
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I made emergency boot disks.. however when my
> > > > > > disk crashed, it wont boot using the rescue
> > > > > > disk
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Can you help ?
> > > > >
> > > > > The installer should warn you, but it doesn't... the XFS kernel is 
> > > > > often
> > > > > too big to fit on a boot floppy. :(
> > > >
> > > > The kernel is too big to fit on a standard 1.44M floppy, but on most
> > > > machines you can overformat the disks so the kernel will fit without any
> > > > problem. I have built fixed mkbootdisk RPM's for RH-7.1 but I didn't for
> > > > 7.2 until now. If I find some free time I will rebuild packages for 7.2
> > > > and kindly ask Eric to put it on oss/contrib toghether with my newest RH
> > > > XFS kernel 2.4.9-31SGI_XFS_1.0.2.
> > > >
> > > > -Simon
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Try booting from the 1.0.2 CD with "linux rescue" at the boot prompt.
> > > > >
> > > > > -Eric
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> > > > > sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >



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