Mounting EXT2 or FAT32?
First of all I would like to thank everybody who has worked on JNode for all of the excellent work that has been done; I find the idea of a Java based operating system very exciting.
Now down to business:
I've set up a scheme which I think is similar to the one that Exile in Paradise set up a while back (see http://www.jnode.org/node/1238), but mine has a few differences. Specifically, I only have one hard drive to work with, so it has four partitions: one for Windows, one for Linux, one for Swap, and then one that I just made for JNode.
I copied the files that JNode needs to boot (jnode32.gz & some various .jgz files depending on what I want to do) onto this new partition. I was then able to successfully boot into JNode with the GRUB installation that exists on my harddrive that I use for my other operating systems.
While it starts up, a large red stacktrace is outputted by JNode complaining that it "Cannot start ide0" (actually, it could be ide1, if this is critical information I will look). In the end, however, it reaches the shell that I can play around in.
However, my file system is not mounted. I don't know if this is supposed to take place automatically; maybe that was precluded by the inability to start ide0. In any case, I thought I'd try manually. So I've tried a few different mount commands, none of which work. The one which seems most successful is "mount hda someDir /", but it complains that no filesystem could be found on hda. Other attempts always yield some message to the effect that the command ran out of alternatives, which I think means that I gave a silly command that could not be interpreted (i.e. some argument was incorrect).
So then I thought that hda wasn't the right device. So I tried the device command, and there are a few possibilities that I saw there: ide0, ide1, and some serial options. I use a SATA drive, so ide0 and 1 seemed dubious to me, but I tried them anyway. I got the "ran out of alternatives" message with a command that seemed correct in syntax, so I concluded that ide0 and 1 must not represent drives. The devices that started with "serial" also seemed like candidates, since I'm using a *serial* ATA drive. This too gave me a "ran out of alternatives."
I've tried switching the formatting of JNode's partition around, from EXT2 to FAT32 (as was recommended here: http://www.jnode.org/node/1238), but that makes no difference.
Does anybody know how to get this working, or have some idea how to start troubleshooting?
Thank you very much!
EDIT: P.S. If this is not the correct forum, I apologize for posting this here. If you could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it .