Re: Uh oh, NeTTrom upgrade error!
Rod Stewart wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > I was just trying to upgrade my nettrom, using 2.3.3 extracted from the rpm,
> > and flashwrite from corel-util 1.2-2, running kernel-image-2.2.13-netwinder.
> > I modprobed nwflash, but there was no /dev/nwflash and MAKEDEV didn't make one
> > (bug?), so I checked the /dev entry in the RedHat partition and did:
> > mknod /dev/nwflash c 10 160
> That is correct. You might also want to create a symlink /dev/flash, but
> I don't believe it is necessary. I have:
> [root@stewart-nw15 redhat]# ls -l /dev/*flash*
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Nov 11 12:50 /dev/flash ->
> crw------- 1 root root 10, 160 Nov 8 15:10 /dev/nwflash
> Use flashwrite from the nettrom-2.3-3 rpm package. The one from
> corel-util may be 'really, really' old.
> Did you reinstall the module after creating the device? This may be
> rmmod nwflash
> modprobe nwflash
> ./flashwrite -base64 nettrom-2.3.3.bin 0
Okay, did both of these, and one of them made the difference, because now it
works! Thank you!!
But I still can't boot a 2.4 kernel. The 2.4.0-rmk1 I built says:
VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 03:03
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:03
With cmdappend set to root=/dev/hda3, it says the same thing but with "hda3"
instead of "". Same with 01:03, with 00:03 it says "Kernel panic: I have no root
and I want to scream". I kinda like that one. :-)
And a 2.4.1 I got from lkab says:
devfs: boot_options: 0x2
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to ount root fs on 01:00
So I guess this isn't a nettrom thing. How do I boot these new-fangled kernels?
And I guess I need devfsd to run 2.4.1- until I change /etc/fstab?
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