1) Is pivot_root the ext3-not-compiled-in problem? 2) Can you boot manually from Grub, changing the root= commandline option? (I have a meeting and have to go home, so I won't be responding till tomorrow if you write back... just trynig to give you some ideas) -s On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 17:37, In The Night wrote: > Now I've got the SCSI subsystem up and running... > But still pivot_root error and panic. > > Disklayout as of today: > hda = PATA HDD > hdb = PATA HDD > hdc = PATA HDD > hdd = PATA DVD > hde = SATA HDD > hdg = SATA HDD > > Important /etc/fstab-entries: > proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 > /dev/hdg1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 > /dev/hdg3 /boot ext3 defaults 0 2 > /dev/hdg9 /home ext3 defaults 0 2 > /dev/hdg8 /tmp ext3 defaults 0 2 > /dev/hdg6 /usr ext3 defaults 0 2 > /dev/hdg7 /var ext3 defaults 0 2 > /dev/hdg5 none swap sw 0 0 > > I believe it's something to do with the root= entry in menu.lst. > > My menu.lst entry for 2.6.7 > title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.7 > root (hd0,2) > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.7 root=/dev/hdg1 ro > initrd /initrd.img-2.6.7 > savedefault > boot > > My menu.lst entry for 2.6.8 > title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-3-amd64-k8 > root (hd0,2) > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-3-amd64-k8 root=/dev/sdb1 ro > initrd /initrd.img-2.6.8-3-amd64-k8 > savedefault > boot > > I've remade the initrd, with sata_via in /etc/mkinitrd/modules > > My current situation makes me suspect that I'm pointing to the wrong device in menu.lst (root=) > I do have 8 USB ports which at a later stage uses /dev/sdXX a device-names, in 2.6.7. > > Help, I _really_ need it now.
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