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From: Lucio De Re <lucio.dere@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] Problems installing 9legacy on bare metal (Thinkpad X60)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 07:52:00 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJQ9t7ifJd00-V855T1qcoANE-bCa++FY9SHUyCit=FuzrFd6g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <16426926770.37DcE9.23158@composer.9fans.topicbox.com>

I think I can help you, but right now is a bad moment, maybe nag me
over the weekend in private mail? I am running 9front on a T61 I
acquired specifically, but I did actually install 9legacy and your
problem seems familiar enough that I can at least compare notes with
you.

Lucio.

PS: your message landed in SPAM, I'm not sure why GMail felt it ought
to do that.


On 1/20/22, yakkuliste@vusra.com <yakkuliste@vusra.com> wrote:
> 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:[~2022-01-21  5:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-20 15:31 yakkuliste
2022-01-21  5:52 ` Lucio De Re [this message]
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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