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Old 10-20-2005, 04:57 AM   #1
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Bootsplash and Bad Magic Number


Hi, when I install bootsplash it always causes a kernel panic in my Debian Sid system. If I install it and reboot I get an error saying

Code:
XFS Bad Magic Number
XFS: SB validate failed.
and my computer halts at that point.

(This is not quite a disaster, as thankfully I took the precaution of backing up my original kernel and my original initrd image).

Searching didn't throw up much of anything - except a bunch of stuff in Russian and some in Chinese. But what I did find was this quote from a Beijing University saying the following: (Google translation).

[quote3.4.1, please do not have to use newest mkinitrd, please uses in the system the original edition. Because new mkinitrd when production initrd document start increase causes kernel panic. If support does not translate ram the disk the essence, that can cause when the start initialization memory plate initrd could not increase (certainly also does not have kernel panic), thus caused bootsplash to expire[/quote]

So from what I can make of that he appears to be saying that recent versions of mkinitrd are incompatible with bootsplash.

So I was wondering if anyone else here had encountered this - or better still had any suggestions on how to fix it?

GJ
 
Old 10-20-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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what patch did you use to patch the kernel
 
Old 10-21-2005, 01:39 AM   #3
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I use Kanotix, 2005 release 4 RC12, so that comes with the latest patches that are required to patch the kernel. Kano is notorious for offerring the latest bleeding edge stuff. The problem doesn't appear to be that bootsplash was unable to patch my /etc/init.d/rc and /etc/init.d/rcS files.

This is the output I get from apt-get install sysv-rc-bootsplash:

Code:
Setting up sysv-rc-bootsplash (1.0.0-5) ...
Testing if patches apply cleanly...
4 out of 5 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file /etc/init.d/rcS.rej
Patches would not apply cleanly.
dpkg: error processing sysv-rc-bootsplash (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 sysv-rc-bootsplash
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
So it appears that the latest versions of Kanotix have incompatable versions of /etc/init.d/rc and /etc/init.d/rcS. Does anyone know if there iss there any solution to this?

I am running kernel 2.6.13.4. Is there somewhere I can get the most recent updated patch files for this specific kernel?

GJ
 
Old 10-21-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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i hve you tried installing bototsplash from source.
 
  


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