Re: Re: Dual boot on Dell X300
On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 08:39:18AM +0200, Florian Reitmeir wrote:
On Mon, 16 Okt 2006, Daniel Devost wrote:
> I have a Dell X300 and I want to dual boot between Sarge and Etch. I
> have two drives, /dev/hda that holds Etch (/dev/hda1) and /dev/sda that
> holds Sarge (/dev/sda1). Both drives have swap space and grub and fstab
> have the correct entries. Grub is installed on the MBR of /dev/hda and
> the menu.lst resides in /boot/grub/.
> Etch boots fine but Sarge terminates with:
> pivot_root: No such file or directory
> /sbin/init: 432:cannot open dev/console: No such file
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> /dev/hda is the regular drive of the laptop while /dev/sda is a drive
> mounted in the cdrom bay. Once etch is booted, I can mount /dev/sda1 and
> read/write to it.
> Not sure what is going on.
Looks like /dev/ is empty or broken or UDEV is broken on your system. The
question is why.. if you mount the disk manually, and look into /dev, there
are device nodes? (real device nodes, not only files..)
That is Sarge. So it's devfs, and not udev.
However, as you can see, pivot_root failed. The initrd has failed to
mount the root filesystem. Does the kernel support that disk controller?
The kernel is the standard kernel-image-2.4.27-2. When I boot etch,
/dev/sda is handled through usb. I am not so sure how Sarge (and 2.4)
handles this. This could be the problem. I will have to look into it.
Thanks for your help,