Number: 1051

Date:  9-May-84 13':09':20

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Installing too-large sysout, starting gives bad msg': "Somethings wrong"

Assigned To: 

Attn: JFung.pasa

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Unlikely

System: Other Software

Subsystem: Installation Utility



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Description: '
Date':  8 May 84 22':56 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': Lisp Install Tool gives assinine error msgs'
cc': '
Lisp System Date':  2-May-84 00':11':18'
Machine': Dorado (Halasz)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Fatal'
Using Install Tool, I tried to install a sysout from Floppies onto the BootLisp volume that was larger than the BootLisp volume.  It ran okay (i.e., without error msgs.).  But when I tried to start the thing up, it came back with the msg "Somethings wrong"  and then died.  Now I ask, what kind of assinine msg is "Somethings wrong"??'
It took me an hour to figure out what the problem really was when a simple informative error msg (at the right time) would have told me immediately.'
Date': 10 May 84 12':14':14 PDT (Thursday)'
From': JFung.pasa'
Subject': Re': AR 1051': Please change InstallLispTool error message': "Somethings wrong"'
In-reply-to': Sannella.PA''s message of 9 May 84 13':09':58 PDT (Wednesday)'
cc': JFung, 1100Support, Raim, Dering, Le, wogulis'
I believe this msg of "Somethings wrong" is from the Prometheus boot file on the floppy and not from the InstallLispTool.  Sorry, I cant help on this, until I got the sources to look at.'
Now, the problem as he stated is because user install a sysout (say 5 floppies) into the BootLisp volume which is never large enough to handle it, but it lets you did it.  This is a bug on the script.  '
I''ve checked the disk configurations, the 29Mb''s BootLisp is 8395 pages, and the 42Mb''s disk is 13174 pages.  A full floppy is 2200 pages.  So there are potential problems of using 29Mb disk to install 4 FULL floppies.  This will be corrected.'


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Edit-By: jfung.pasa

Edit-Date: 26-Jun-84 14':45':54