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RE: mounting route device with kernel 2.6/reiserfs

From: Gregg C Levine
Subject: RE: mounting route device with kernel 2.6/reiserfs
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 16:32:36 -0400

Hello from Gregg C Levine
My first question is normally a request to have you post your menu
list file contents, but you've anticipated it, and done so. My next
question is one of, which distribution did you use for this? 

And then, which release of GRUB did you choose? Is this from CVS? Or
the released ones? But your on the right track so far.
Gregg C Levine address@hidden
"The Force will be with you...Always." Obi-Wan Kenobi
"Use the Force, Luke."  Obi-Wan Kenobi

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> address@hidden On Behalf Of
> Brown
> Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 3:46 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: mounting route device with kernel 2.6/reiserfs
> I'm experiencing insconsistent results from the same grub
> configuration stanza when grub is installed on a hard disk MBR and
> when installed on a floppy.
> Specifically, I am able to boot a hard disk (sdc, on which grub is
> yet installed) from from grub installed in the MBR of another disk,
> sda) by using the configuration stanza:
>     kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/sdc1
>     root (hd2,0)
> When I put the same stanza on a grub floppy, I first experienced
> 15: File not found until I reversed the order:
>     root (hd2,0)
>     kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdc1 ro
> For a reason I don't understand, this allowed me to begin the boot
> of the sdc disk from floppy up to the point of a kernal panic:
>     VFS: Cannot open root device "sdc1" or 08:21
>     Please append correct "root=" option
>     Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:21
> So it appears that booting from sda bootloader allows the root fs to
> be mounted, but not when I try to boot from the bootloader on
> diskette.
> I'm running kernel 2.6.7-1-386 on sdc (and kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 on
> sda). I gather that when people compile the kernel they sometimes
> cannot load the root fs, but the kernel I'm using is a stock kernel
> that I did not recompile.
> I'm also worried that perhaps the filesystem I'm using somehow
> prevents mounting the root. Both sda and sdc are using reiserfs. The
> boot floppy, I believe, is vfat.
> I cannot see from the above information that the location of root
> be the problem. The root partition is sdc1, and there's a symlink
> /vmlinuz -> /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7-1-386. I'm running sarge/testing on
> both sda and sdc. There's no /boot/grub directory on sdc because
> not installed grub on it yet.
> --
>       Haines Brown
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