Bug#57094: cannot boot from compaq SmartArray 221 with frozen boot-floppies 2.2.5
Adam Di Carlo <email@example.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
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