Re: kernel panic with SATA
On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 11:24:50PM +0200, oscar wrote:
> I am trying to install Debian in a new Dell M70. I first used a CD with the
> testing installer, but although it was able to boot from the CD, later it did
> not recognize the CD. I have read in other places that it have to do with
> SATA controller for the CD and the HD.
> Then I tried the stable installer with a kernel 2.4. It installed Debian with
> no problem. With aptitude I install a kernel 2.6.8 (still in stable
> distribution), and when rebooting I get a kernel panic (no /dev/console can
> be found, attempting to kill init). As far as I have discovered with google
> help, it have to do again with the SATA harddisk. I have followed several
> advices of people with same problem, basically, to change menu.lst of grub
> from root=/dev/hda1 to root=/dev/sda1. No result. Still kernel panic.
> Moreover, I try testing distribution to see what happens. Now not only with
> kernel 2.6 but even with kernel 2.4 i get a kernel panic.
This is how I solved a similar problem:
Note that I had to add the initrd line in addition to changing root=...
Hope that helps.