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Bug#57094: cannot boot from compaq SmartArray 221 with frozen boot-floppies 2.2.5

lantz moore <lmoore@contigo.com> writes:

> Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:
> > This looks like a lilo or mbr problem.
> i debated over which package to file the bug against.  since the kernel
> starts to boot from the rescue disk (see below) boot-floppies won out.  of 
> course, it *could* be a kernel problem as well i guess.

No, I think you filed it in the right place!  I meant not that its a
lilo bug (well, it might be) but that it's probably cause by how we
use lilo.

> > You should be able to boot from the rescue disk, with the bootargs,
> > i.e., 'rescue root=/dev/<whatever>'.
> that was one of the first things i tried (with root=/dev/ida/c0d0p1) and
> that's when i got the VFS kernel panic about device 00:00.  which doesn't
> make a lot of sense to me since i wouldn't figure that /dev/ida/c0d0p1
> would be device 00:00.  anyway, i can send you the exact error message
> from the kernel panic on monday.

So you can't boot from the rescue disk?  ARGH!

> > Can you send the output of 'fdisk -l /dev/<whatever>' where <whatever>
> > is your boot device, as well as your /etc/lilo.conf ?
> do you want me to get this from /target *before* the first reboot during
> installation?  otherwise, like i said above, i can't boot the machine
> after configuring the base system.

Yes, before that reboot would be great.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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