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

I'm running Mandrake 7.2.


[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
> /    /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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