was: booting lfs - ongoing VFS error msg

scott thomason scott at industrial-linux.org
Thu Jan 11 04:48:48 PST 2001


I think by default the kernel only recognizes hda thru hdd. You may have to do some extra work	in your kernel config, your init= in lilo, and/or you /dev directory to use hde and beyond.
---scott

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001 23:28:10 -0500, Bill Suit said:

> On Thursday 11 January 2001 03:25 am, Rudolf wrote:
>  > On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 10:34:45AM -0500, Bill Suit wrote:
>  > > (Mdk7.2 on /dev/hde=4 gigs. lfs (linuxfromscratch) on /dev/hdf=40 gigs.)
>  >
>  > hde and hdf?
>  > hde = 5th ide device, right?
>  >
>  > how can you connect more than 5 devices to ide? only with special hardware
>  > configuration, i guess. this may be the problem.
>  >
>  > i think it's worth a thought, but i'm not sure as i've not much
>  > expirience with ide stuff.
>  >
>  > rudolf
>  
>  Thanks for the input Rudolf. I have an off board controller that handles my 
>  first hd (hde) and slaved to it my second hd (hdf). On my bios I have my 
>  primary ide turned off. I also have two cdrom/cd-rw on the board(secondary 
>  ide), and a fd0. I will try disconnecting my slaved cd-rw and see what 
>  happens.
>  
>  I just did that and still get the message:
>  Partition check:
>  Kernel panic. VFS: cannot open root device.Unable to mount root fs on 21:41.
>  
>  I think I need to figure out what the partition should look like? Bill
>  
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