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Old 01-10-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
xr200
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mkrescue --iso --size HD fails in Slack12.2


In Slack 12.0, if I run "mount", I can see my root file system
looking like this:

/dev/sdc2 on / type ext3

and I can run "mkrescue --iso --size HD" to create an ISO file
I can write to CD as a rescue disc.

In Slack 12.2, if I run "mount", my root file system looks likes
this:

/dev/root on / type ext3

and I see that /dev/root is symbolically linked to sdc2

In Slack 12.2, when I run the same mkrescue command as
above I get this error:

Fatal: '/dev/root' is not a whole disk device

Can someone tell me how to create a rescue CD in Slack
12.2?

Walt
 
Old 01-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Are you running the one of the huge kernels ? If so you should install the generic kernel as the huge ones are just a temporary measure to get you started.
Make sure you have downloaded and insttalled the updated version of mkinitrd available here then have a look at /boot/README.initrd which gives advice on creating an initial ram disk. You'll have to add an entry to /etc/lilo.conf and re run lilo.

Having done all this mkrescue should work. This is due to mount reporting /dev/root as the root filesystem device when running the huge kernel and the correct device when the generic is ran.
 
  


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