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Re: sid installation to SATA disk

"Toshikazu Aiyama, Ph.D." <tyaiyama@yahoo.com> writes:

> My PC's basic configuration is as follows:
>    CPU: Athlon64 3200+
>    M/B: Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
>    Memory: 4 x Samsung 512MB
>    Video: 2 x Asus EN6600GT
>    PATA: hda: Maxtor 6Y160PO
>          hdc: Matshita DVD-RAM SW-9573S
>          hdd: Yamaha CRW-F1E
>    SATA: sda: Seagate ST3160B27AS
>          sdb: Seagate ST3160B27AS
> When I try to install sid to the following partition:
>    sda2   /
>    sdb1   swap
> lilo installation failed because I have more than 2 windows boot
> partition(32-bit and 64-bit).  But I can fix it by chrooting.
> But when it reboots for 2nd stage installer, it fails:
>    pivot_root: No such file or directory
>    /sbin/init: 431: cannot open dev/console: No such file
>    Kernel panic!
> It seems the image is not handling the sda1 as a root device.

That would be the initrd and not the 2nd stage. Most likely the initrd
is missing the right module for your sata controler. Check the
contents or just try adding the right module in /etc/mkinitrd/modules
before creating the initrd.

> Strange enough sarge is handling it properly.  Also I do not have any
> problems except X windows if my root partition is at hda.
> I appreciate developpers effort.
> Toshikazu Aiyama


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