Re: Cannot Open Root Device - Was: Unidentified subject!
JAMES MERRITT (<email@example.com>) wrote:
> Also to Andreas, I am sorry I responded to your response and my email
> package uses the poster, not the newsgroup, as it's TO: address. I
> try never to respond directly unless the poster requests it. Also, by
> responding back to the newsgroup maybe others can benefit from the
Until now I didn't get any answers directly. Maybe because of viruses
the daily quota for my bigfoot account was exceeded again.
> As far as I know my disk configuration has not changed and I have not
> added any new hard drives. I remember doing something with the kernel
> a while back, but it has worked since then, unless I was very lucky
> and now my luck has run out...smile.
> My system is dual boot, Windows XP on one drive as partition hda1 and
> then linux as one partition on a second hard drive as hdb1, with three
> dos partitions on that same drive (hdb5, hdb6, hdb7). Do I type this
> at the lilo boot screen: linux root=/dev/hdb1? And if I can't get
> that to boot into Debain, how do I check the boot loader
You can also start from tht first CD. Insert it, boot from it, and at
the prompt enter "rescbf24 root=/dev/hdb1", if /dev/hdb1 is your root
> I will try booting from my original install disk and check the hard
> drive, which I hope is not going bad. And I will check the
> /etc/lilo.conf, now that I get thinking more about this I, as I stated
> earlier I changed the kernel and I thought the I read somewhere to
> change the /etc/lilo.conf, maybe that was not the thing to do. I just
> checked my notes and found this from when I changed the kernel:
> Add initrd=/initrd to /etc/lilo.conf. If I have already done so, then
> put do_initrd=YES in /etc/kernel-img.conf.
> Which I recall doing. Maybe we are on to something here?
I think the line should be "initrd=/inirtd.img", but I may be wrong. You
can check that after you booted into your system.
Also, please don't top post, and don't quote paragraphs that you don't
refer to or that are not important to the discussion anymore. Otherwise
your messages become bloated very fast.
Registered Linux User #267976