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Offline Failure

Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« on: May 29, 2005, 05:42:23 PM »
A while ago I posted a HD hack version of the AMIX 2.1 install media, that should allow the patch disk and packaging system to work.  I've got a guy who emailed me saying it doesn't work, and I know he has successfully installed 2.03 before.  Has anybody tried this archive successfully?

located at: http://amix.failsure.net/tiki-list_file_gallery.php?galleryId=1

amix_2.1.cpio_fixed.bz2

If so, please let me know so I can change the "untested" status, and tell this guy that it does work for other people.  It unpacks correctly for me here on my Linux machine but I'm not going to blow away my AMIX install to test it.  Thanks!  :-)
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 07:35:51 PM »
I haven't gotten around to it yet, but it's on my to do list. I'll report back after I give it a go.
 

Offline Failure

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 03:25:55 PM »
Great, I look forward to hearing about it.  Good to hear you're still playing with AMIX too :-)
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Offline Dalamar

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2005, 03:55:56 PM »
I'm still running the version I took from the tape I made.  :-)  I'm afraid I wont be testing it anytime soon.  I don't want to destroy what I have created just yet.  
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 06:08:49 AM »
After much procrastinating, I'm currently installing the 2.1_fixed image. Behold, my stupidly convoluted install process:
-Download and extract the image on the A1.
-Samba the image to the 4000T.
dcp the image to a spare partition on the 3000's hard drive via Envoy
-Boot the Amix disks, installing from and to the same drive.
Bleh! What a mess! But it beats having to futz with external cartridge drives and mass quantities of SCSI cabling.

As for why I didn't send the image direct from the A1 to the 3000? The 3000 doesn't have Samba, the A1 doesn't have Envoy, and I've only got 2 network cables for 3 machines! :-)

Additional info will follow once the install is complete.
 

Offline Crusher

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2005, 09:55:14 AM »
@Matt_H, hehe... why make it easy? :-D
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Offline Tahoe

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005, 11:47:45 AM »
@Matt_H:

And? Does it work? I am about to get myself a nice A3000UX and really feel like installing Amix on it... :)
(Runs OS 3.5 now)
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Offline Failure

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 02:17:43 PM »
@Matt_H

Cool, I hope that it works/worked for you :-)  If it doesn't, feel free to let us know...not sure what I can do about it though.  I don't have any other ideas to make it work with the HD hack at the moment.

Unrelated to this, I've been reworking some stuff on the wiki site lately...next is going through the now slightly crusty dd install doc.  I'm trying to make everything more modular so I'm not duplicating so much information in the various documentation.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005, 02:12:24 AM »
The 2.1c patch did not work. Everything copied over correctly, but the kernel patch failed.

How much variability is there in kernels from system to system? Maybe a prefab kernel could be copied in manually?
 

Offline Failure

Re: Amiga UNIX 2.1 "patchable" image...anybody tried it?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2005, 03:49:21 AM »
Do you recall the failure message?  Did it fail on compilation?  Hmm.  If it didn't bomb out saying no packages were installed, I at least managed to fix part of the problem :-)

Do you have a /var/sadm/install/contents file?  Should be a couple meg in size.  Also, what is the result of pkginfo -x conf and pkgchk conf?  The latter command may take some time to run.

If anything's causing it to fail, it probably would be that it is using gcc > 1.x to compile, or the conf package is installed incorrectly.  Thanks a lot for giving this a shot, hopefully from here we can get it working...
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