Re: Panic booting 2.6.30

From: Michael Tokarev
Date: Fri Jun 19 2009 - 16:20:27 EST

Justin Mattock wrote:
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Michael Tokarev<mjt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
David Ronis wrote:
I've just upgraded an older machine (a P3 running slackware 11.0) from to 2.6.30; the build was uneventful. However, on reboot (using
lilo) I get:

VSF: Cannot open root device "hda2" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct root= boot option; here are the available
partions: <====== nothing shows here...
Kernel-Panic - not syncing.

I had rebooted with and without root=hda2. The old kernel is still

Lilo.conf looks like:
Add large-memory option to lilo.conf

check /dev/hda* to see
if it renamed itself to /dev/sda*

It cant "rename itself".

The difference between sd* and hd* is different driver for the
controller - either old good ide code (like piix) - that's hd*,
or libata-based code (ata_piix). Which one is compiled into
your kernel or gets loaded by initrd is controlled by you, not
by kernel or drivers.

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