Hurd Traffic #80 For 15 Feb 2001

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By Paul Emsley

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Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 52 posts in 160K.

There were 28 different contributors. 10 posted more than once. 5 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:


1. Mounting Other EXT2 Partitions
29 Jan 2001 - 3 Feb 2001 (7 posts) Archive Link: "linux partition in hurd"
Summary By Paul Emsley
Topics: FS: ext2
People: Jonathan Bartlett

Pupala Ronald got the error message /hurd/ext2fs: cannot vm_map whole disk: (os/kern) no space available. Jonathan Bartlett replied "HURD cannot handle partitions larger than [about] 1 gig. The reason being, it tries to map the whole thing into virtual memory" .


2. Unmounting The CDROM
5 Feb 2001 - 6 Feb 2001 (7 posts) Archive Link: "umount cdrom"
Summary By Paul Emsley
People: Cesare ZavattariAlexey Dejneka

Cesare Zavattari asked "How can I unmount the cdrom?" .

Alexey Dejneka provided the answer:

settrans -a /cdrom # this stops isofs

settrans -a /dev/hd3 # this stops storeio


3. Unmounting The CDROM (Continued)
9 Feb 2001 - 10 Feb 2001 (6 posts) Archive Link: "translator problem (again CDROM)"
Summary By Paul Emsley
People: Farid Hajji

Gibran Hasnaoui needed help unmounting his CDROM. Farid Hajji helped him solve his problem. "Check if a /hurd/storeio _is_ actually running on /dev/hd1 (ps ax)" , he said. Gibran did so and found that it wasn't. Farid thus suspected that there was something wrong with Gibran's /dev/hd1:

Since you created /dev/hd1 with MAKEDEV (did you, right?) starting the translator with settrans should have touched /dev/hd1 and automatically started '/hurd/storeio_hd1/index.html'. Even if the /hurd/isofs translator dies after that, the /hurd/storeio on hd1 should be still running anyway.

Did you try a simple 'ls -l /dev/hd1'? With -l, ls would call stat() on that node and should start the translator anyway. If there is no hd1 or if /hurd/storeio didn't start after this, I'd suspect that /dev/hd1 was not setup properly. Just redo:

# cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV hd1

Gibran did so and reported that it worked.


4. Apt
9 Feb 2001 - 10 Feb 2001 (9 posts) Archive Link: "apt"
Summary By Paul Emsley
Topics: Apt
People: Dave BakerCord BeermannCesare Zavattari

Cesare Zavattari needed help configuring apt to use his CD. Dave Baker told him "apt-cdrom automates the addition of lines into /etc/apt/sources.list" . Cord Beermann send in his sources.list as an example. Cesare manage to fix the configuration but still has unmet dependencies bsdutils: Depends: sysvinit (>= 2.59-2) but it is not installable, and apt-get can't get past this problem. There was no solution posted.







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