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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>First off, thank you to Gerard and
all those who have contributed to the LFS project.</span></font></span><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  </span>I am thoroughly enjoying the fruits of
your labors!<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>My new LFS 3.2 system is kernel panicking when I try to
boot.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  </span>The final messages of the boot
are as follows:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=SpellE>Request_module</span> [block-major-8]: Root <span class=SpellE>fs</span>
not mounted<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>VFS:
cannot open root device “802” or </span></font><st1:time Hour="8"
Minute="2"><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
 Arial'>08:02</span></font></st1:time><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>Please
append a correct “root=” boot option<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>Kernel
panic: VFS: unable to mount root <span class=SpellE>fs</span> on </span></font><st1:time
Hour="8" Minute="2"><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>08:02</span></font></st1:time><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>My LFS system is installed on a <span class=GramE>9gb</span>
Seagate ST19101W SCSI drive.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  </span>The
SCSI controller is an <span class=SpellE>adaptec</span> AHA-2940. The host
system is Red Hat 7.2 on a <span class=GramE>100gb</span> Western Digital
WD1000BB EIDE controlled by the <span class=SpellE>Tyan</span> Tiger MP <span
class=SpellE>mobo’s</span> onboard controller.<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  </span>The <span class=SpellE><span
class=GramE>scsi</span></span> drive is partitioned as follows;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>/dev/sda1<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>          </span>32mb<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>    </span><span style='mso-tab-count:
1'>            </span>ext2<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>      </span>/boot<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>/dev/sda2<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>          </span>remainder<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>         </span>ext2<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>      </span>/<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>/dev/sda3<span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>          </span>1024mb<span
style='mso-tab-count:2'>            </span>swap<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>I’ve read through the <span class=SpellE>lilo</span>
man page and the <span class=SpellE>lilo</span> mini-<span class=SpellE>howto</span>
on <span class=SpellE>linuxdoc</span>.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> 
</span>The mini-<span class=SpellE>howto</span> recommended putting the disk…boot
lines at the top to tip the bios off to use the <span class=SpellE><span
class=GramE>scsi</span></span> as the first drive.<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  </span>I’ve tried various places to put
the “root=” line, including under the image= header, and booting
with “linux-2.4.18-1 root=/dev/sda2” Here is my <span class=SpellE>lilo.conf</span>
file.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><<span class=GramE>snip</span>><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>boot</span></font></span><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>=/dev/<span
class=SpellE>sda</span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>root</span></font></span><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>=/dev/sda2<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>disk</span>=/dev/<span class=SpellE>sda</span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>bios=</span>0x80<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>disk</span>=/dev/<span class=SpellE>hda</span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>bios=</span>0x81<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>message=/boot/boot-<span class=SpellE>menu.b</span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>prompt</span></font></span><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>timeout=</span></font></span><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>50<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=SpellE><span class=GramE><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>vga</span></font></span></span><span
class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>=</span></font></span><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>773<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-1<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>label=</span>linux-2.4.18-1<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>read-</span>only<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=GramE><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>other</span></font></span><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>=/dev/hda2<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span><span
class=GramE>label=</span>win2kpro<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'></snip><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>Thank
you in advance for help and suggestions<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>-Jay
Kosturko<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>Jay@kosturko.com<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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