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Re: [vox-tech] Trouble booting kernel =)
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Re: [vox-tech] Trouble booting kernel =)



Brad Benedict wrote:
> 
> I'm running Mandrake 7.2.
> 
> /etc/fstab:
> 
> [root@brad brad]# cat /etc/fstab
> /dev/hdb8 / ext2 defaults 1 1
> none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
> /dev/hdb7 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
> /mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount fs=iso9660,dev=/dev/cdrom 0 0
> /mnt/cdrom2 /mnt/cdrom2 supermount fs=iso9660,dev=/dev/cdrom2 0 0
> /mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount fs=vfat,dev=/dev/fd0 0 0
> /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0
> /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0
> /dev/hdb5 /mnt/win_d vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0
> /dev/hdb3 /mnt/win_e vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0
> none /proc proc defaults 0 0
> /dev/hdb6 swap swap defaults 0 0
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> results of rdev:
> 
> [root@brad /boot]# rdev vmlin
> vmlinuz               vmlinuz-2.2.17-21mdk  vmlinuz-2.4.3
> [root@brad /boot]# rdev vmlinuz-2.4.3
> Root device /dev/hdb8
> [root@brad /boot]# rdev vmlinuz-2.2.17-21mdk
> Root device /dev/hdb8
> [root@brad /boot]# rdev
> /dev/hdb8 /
> -------------------------------------
> 
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >
> > brad, a few observations:
> >
> > * your lilo.conf is very complicated.  lots of fat to trim.  do you really
> >     need a boot message?  i'm not familiar with menu-scheme.  doesn't appear
> >     in the howto either.  get rid of it.   you can add it later when things
> >     work.
> >
> > * no need to specify a root device in each local section.  specify it once
> >    in the global section.   same with vga.
> >
> > * you have a many-to-one mapping of images to label.  i'm surprised that lilo
> >    isn't complaining about this.
> >
> > * i'm not aware of any kernel parameters named "failsafe".  how did it get
> >      into your lilo.conf?  i would get rid of it.
> >
> > exactly what distribution are you running?  this is a very strange lilo.conf!
> >
> > here is a lilo.conf for an imaginary dualboot system, and represents what i
> > try to shoot for when i write a lilo.conf.  nice, clean and no caffeine.
> > never had it, never will:
> >
> > # Global
> > #
> > install=/boot/boot.b
> > delay=20
> > boot=/dev/hda
> > root=/dev/hdb1
> > map=/boot/map
> > vga=normal
> > compact
> > read-only
> > prompt
> >
> > # Local
> > #
> > image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.3
> >    label=linux
> > image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2
> >    label=oldlinux
> > other=/dev/hda1
> >    table=/dev/hda
> >    label=win95
> >
> > lastly, run rdev on all your kernel images and make sure the output looks
> > something like
Gah!  I don't know what happened, but I couldn't boot Linux, OR
windows.  I reinstalled Linux, and here I am, but I still can't get
windows working.  It says non-system disk.  Did I kill something?  Not
that I care about windows, but my dad uses it...

> >
> > /    /dev/hdb8
> >
> > stupid question - your root partition is on the 8th partition of the primary
> > slave drive, right?
> >
> > can you post your /etc/fstab?
> >
> > lastly, what are the messages just before you get a "root fs not found"
> > error?
> >
> > pete
> >
> 
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