was: booting lfs - ongoing VFS error msg
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.
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
> 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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