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Bug 63595 - Mounting Solaris HSFS CDs only make the first slice visible
Summary: Mounting Solaris HSFS CDs only make the first slice visible
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-10 14:44 UTC by Steve-o
Modified: 2004-09-11 12:08 UTC (History)
0 users

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Runtime testing required: ---

Script workaround (mount.suncd,950 bytes, text/plain)
2004-09-10 14:48 UTC, Steve-o

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Description Steve-o 2004-09-10 14:44:51 UTC
Solaris install CDs comprise of five slices s0,s1, ..., s5.  In order to make Gentoo a Jumpstart server for Solaris files need to be copied from slices s0 and s1.

UFS File System support and Sun Sparc partition support is compiled into the kernel (2.4.26 / gentoo-sources).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Download Solaris 9 Sparc CD 1 and 2 ISOs
2.  Mount ISO 1 on loopback device
3.  Look for directory Solaris_9/Tools/Boot

Actual Results:  
Directory not found.

Expected Results:  
Slices should appear similar to on Solaris, e.g.


This has been discussed on the Kernel email lists and appears to be defiency of
the cdrom driver to check partitions.
Comment 1 Steve-o 2004-09-10 14:48:52 UTC
Created attachment 39359 [details]
Script workaround

Script automates procedure recommended by Sun to access the first two slices
from the ISO image and mounts to /tmp/suncd/s{0,1}
Comment 2 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-11 11:31:01 UTC
Hm - well this seems to be an upstream kernel bug rather than something Gentoo specific so could you please file an upstream bug at so the upstream kernel developers can examine this? Thanks!
Comment 3 Steve-o 2004-09-11 12:08:43 UTC
Logged upstream, ID 3381: