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

Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:

> > > 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.

here is the contents of /target/etc/lilo.conf:

here is the output of fdisk -l /dev/ida/c0d0:
Disk /dev/ida/c0d0: 255 heads, 32 sectors, 8716 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 bytes

         Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/ida/c0d0p1   *         1       490   1999184   83  Linux
/dev/ida/c0d0p2           491       613    501840   82  Linux swap

when attempting to boot from the rescue disk with 'rescue dev=/dev/ida/c0d0p1'
i get the following error:
VFS: Cannot open root device 00:00
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

ah HAH!  ok, now i think i might be getting somewhere.  on the "are you
sure you want to install a master boot record" screen it asks if i want to 
install an MBR on "/dev/ida/c0d0p", the devices *real* name is
"/dev/ida/c0d0"  before i rebooted, i edited /target/etc/lilo.conf,
pointed boot to /dev/ida/c0d0, re-ran lilo, rebooted, and voila, booted
into the secondary configuration screens!  so it looks like the
boot-floppies stuff may be getting confused about the actual name of the

lantz moore, contigo software                              lmoore@contigo.com

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