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From: yakkuliste@vusra.com
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: [9fans] Problems installing 9legacy on bare metal (Thinkpad X60)
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:31:17 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <16426926770.37DcE9.23158@composer.9fans.topicbox.com> (raw)

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Hi, I'm trying to install 9legacy on a ThinkPad X60. I'm running 9front on another machine, but I would like to explore 9legacy (or vanilla Plan 9) more thoroughly.


I've managed to serve 9legacy from a USB drive, however, any changes are obviously lost whenever I reboot. I don't receive any install prompt on boot to install the OS to the internal hard drive. It recognises disks sdB0 and sdB1, but I'm only asked whether to start a terminal or cpu kernel or to do it manually. I've seen in various places (like here <https://0x783czar.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/1-install-boot.jpg>) that booting from CD gives an option to install from CD. Terminal option (default selection) works, cpu doesn't and I couldn't find any useful information to even attempt it manually. Would it be wise to boot a terminal kernel and dd the image from the USB over to the hard drive? This may be outright ludicrous, so please excuse my naiveness.


I've also tried to boot it from a CD, but I always get stuck at the 'Boot from:' prompt after receiving the following error, so I don't even get to a startup menu:


[...]
disks: sdC0
trying sdC0...dosinit: can't open #S/sdC0/9fat
dosinit #S/sdC0/9fat failed
Here it seems to only recognise the internal hard drive (sdC0). I've encountered the same problem when installing vanilla Plan 9 from Bell Labs, but none of the suggestions in the Plan 9 troubleshooting guide work.


Has anyone encountered similar problems before or any ideas for how I could resolve this issue? Thank you!


--yakku
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             reply	other threads:[~2022-01-20 15:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-20 15:31 yakkuliste [this message]
2022-01-21  5:52 ` Lucio De Re
2022-01-21 10:34 ` Richard Miller
2022-01-21 11:34   ` yakkuliste via 9fans
2022-01-21 13:20     ` Richard Miller
2022-01-21 13:33     ` yakkuliste via 9fans
2022-01-21 14:01       ` Richard Miller
2022-01-21 16:47         ` Richard Miller
2022-01-21 14:01       ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-01-22 15:31         ` yakkuliste via 9fans
2022-01-22 16:07           ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-01-23  2:17             ` Conor Williams
2022-01-23  8:27             ` Iruatã Souza
2022-01-23 10:43               ` Richard Miller
2022-01-23 14:37                 ` Conor Williams
2022-01-24  3:23                   ` Lucio De Re
2022-01-24  5:46                     ` adr
2022-01-24 10:31                       ` Lucio De Re
2022-01-27 12:47                         ` yakkuliste via 9fans
2022-01-24  0:59                 ` Thaddeus Woskowiak

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