kboot loader fails with "/dev/pts failed" and other errors

Bug #323354 reported by sahin on 2009-01-30
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Bug Description

i'm installing (i think for the 4th time) ubuntu 8.10 with the cd image on location http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/8.10/release/ to my PS3 (system version 2.36)

i'm not mentioning all the futile efforts since two days, eventually, i can't run this os on ps3. it keeps giving errors .

the error looks like that :

...
...
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
RPC: Registered udp transport module.
RPC: Registered tcp transport module.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 188k freed.
mount: mounting none on /dev/pts failed.
/init: /init: 923: dropbear: not found
Ubuntu PS3 KBoot Loader.
No default root fs was found, or one was found and it didn't contains a
message= config file.
If no rootfs was found, you can enter the shell here with 'sh'. Exiting
will return you to this prompt. In the shell you can mount your rootfs as
/mnt/root/.

Reasons this may have happened include:
 - No drive with a rootfs was actually found.
 - Your rootfs does not have the correct volume label of "/"
 - Your rootfs is corrups (use the rescue CD to fix this).

kboot: _

in SH, even the "whoami" doesn't work, it gives : "/bin/sh: whoami: not found"

but "fdisk -l" works and outputs: (non of them is flagged as boot)
/dev/ps3da1 1-1274 10233373+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/ps3da2 1275-1305 249007+ 5 Extended
/dev/ps3da5 1275-1305 248976 83 Linux

and "mount" doesn't return any output (it runs)

"df" doesn't return any output (it runs)

"cat /etc/fstab" returns that output;
LABEL=/ / auto defaults
LABEL=BOOTMC / auto
/dev/sr0

i'm sure that's a bug, cause, i'm sure i'm doing everything as it is described in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PlayStation_3 (my version is 8.10 , i know, but there is no difference in installation or any screen that i can change the way it installs...)

btw, "lsb_release -rd" doesn't work either..

thanks in advance for any help
Sahin

secretsurfin (secretsurfin) wrote :

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot/Petitboot-34400.shtml This worked for me booted fine after installed petitboot under settings>system settings>install otheros.

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