[TAG] 2.6.2 kernel woes: Will not find root fs
dann at thelinuxlink.net
Fri Feb 6 02:28:27 MSK 2004
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 21:38:07 +0000 (GMT)
Thomas Adam <thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Believe it or not I had this and it was related to a ramdisk issue. Try
> to /etc/lilo.conf
> and then:
> /sbin/lilo -v
> Reboot and pray.
> -- Thomas Adam
> "The Linux Weekend Mechanic" -- http://linuxgazette.net
> "TAG Editor" -- http://linuxgazette.net
> "<shrug> We'll just save up your sins, Thomas, and punish
> you for all of them at once when you get better. The
> experience will probably kill you. :)"
> -- Benjamin A. Okopnik (Linux Gazette Technical Editor)
I fell pray to the post to TAG curse again, which usually has me finding
the answer within a few hours of emailing TAG.
I had replaced a failing drive about 6 months back with a used drive I
picked up along the way. This drive had EZ-Bios installed in the boot
sector. Initially I was concerned with this but when I had no problems
with running linux after I transferred over my partitions, I put it out of
mind a bit too far.
I compiled a 2.6.2 kernel enabling everything possible under the IDE
device drivers into the kernel. This slowed down the boot process enough
for me to see this line:
Sure enough, I knew EZBios was going to come back and bite me one day. I
guess EZBios was somehow preventing the kernel from seeing the drive
After removing EZBios the 2.6.2 kernel booted without a complaint.
Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate your time and effort.
Dann S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
get slack (www.slackware.com) and get happy
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