Re: How do I pass init= to the kernel?
I went to check the page out. I guess that was precicely what I was
looking for. Sadly enough, the link to my model (compaq contura 400c)
seems to be non-available
(http://www.pecas-on-line.com.br/contura400c.htm). I'll try again
later and take a look at the other models. The ones I did look at
however didn't seem to mention the problems I have been having.
Thanx for the great link!
----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan D. Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: How do I pass init= to the kernel?
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 10:24:56PM -0400, Margarete Hans wrote:
> :If you wonder why I don't use a rescue disk to boot:
> :I get a message that the disk is not bootable.
> :I tried redownloading the rescue disk files, tried more than 5
> :different floppies, same message.
> :When I tried the compact version, linux booted fin, but stopped at
> :kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:02
> :Seems somewhat weird - I don't know what to do anymore.
> Can't help with loadlin (sorry), but I notice the kernel error you
> from the compact floppy shows it's trying to mount /dev/hda2 as the
> root file system (major number 3, minor number 2).
> This may be what you eventually want, but at install time (the
> disk way), you read in the root file system from a floppy disk
> there may not even be a partition for root yet, much less all the
> files that are needed.
> I missed the model of this laptop, some have secrets and you should
> look at http://www.linux.org/hardware/laptop.html for a link to your
> specific model.
> For example old IBM thinkpads with a 2.88M floppy require you to
> floppy=thinkpad to the kernel, there's also some similar magic to
> the sony pcmcia cdrom to install on one of the spiffy new vaios that
> don't have any removable media on board...
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