JNode-FS For Newbies
Hello JNode Gurus,
I am trying to build a bootable JNode PC that runs JNode as its native (and only) OS.
I have tried using a Linux livecd to create and populate a drive, but the farthest I get is that GRUB boots Jnode, Jnode runs, but only from in-memory filesystems like JIFS and the initial ramdisk.
JNode does not see a FAT32 or EXT2 filesystem as "valid" and allow it to be read or written from the JNode shell.
The short version of how I am building the disk goes like this:
1. Boot from a live CD
2. Use Linux fdisk to create bootable Linux primary partition 1.
3. mke2fs -O ^dir_index -O filetype -O ^sparse_super
4. Mount the new EXT2 filesystem to a temporary workspace
5. grub-install the drive
6. use grub> root (hd0,0) and setup (hd0) to finish putting grub on the drive.
7. scp menu.lst from a Jnode 0.2.5 3363 svn to /boot/grub
8. scp jnode32.gz, default.jgz and full.jgz to /
9. scp a personal home directory full of java apps to /Exile
10. reboot from live CD
11. choose JNode with all plugins, no GUI, no SMP.
JNode boots, and puts me at the shell, but I cannot get to the ext2 fs with the "Exile" home directory in it.
device shows hda0 started, but I cannot mount it, getting a large screen of red stack trace if I try.
I would really like to be able to read and write to my "home directory", so I can load up tons of my favorite java apps and have a basic Java desktop PC.
Is there something obvious I am missing here?