Bug#292747: Sarge weekly CD (i-d rc2) fails to reboot on hde3
Debian-installer-version: Sarge weekly cd from:
on 29 January 2005
NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE DEBIAN-INSTALLER CD, it's the Official SARGE CD.
The real live Sarge CD linked from the Debian home page. The one
we're trying to make solid enough to cut a real release of.
uname -a: System doesn't boot.
Date: 29 Jan 2005, 3:30AM Pacific time
Method: Burned a Sarge install CD 1 and booted from it.
Machine: Dual Athlon 1800+ PC. Two extra PCI Promise Ultra133-TX2 IDE
No hard drives are on the motherboard IDE controller (only the cheap
generic DVDROM, on hda).
(This ASUS motherboard has a bug in the IDE controller that gives it
higher bus priority than the PCI bus, and in some applications we drive
the PCI bus at >40 Mbytes/sec. So all disks are on PCI slots.)
Drives on hde, hdf, hdg. Root on hde3. (hde1&2 are a Knoppix install
that I didn't clobber.)
This system has run Mandrake for several years, ran KNOPPIX for a year,
ran KNOPPIX 3.7 this week.
Processor: Dual AthlonMP 1800+.
Root Device: IDE, Western Digital 200GB drive.
Root Size/partition table: hde1 1GB Knoppix /boot
hde2 100GB Knoppix root
hde3 90GB Sarge root (installed by d-i)
hde5 small Sarge swap (installed by d-i)
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
(don't have system running -- do you need it?)
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [???] it didn't mount any of my other partitions.
(That's a good thing.) Mounted its own hde3
without any trouble.
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
It all appeared fine until the reboot. On reboot, it doesn't seem to
load the ide-detect module, so it doesn't detect ide2 at all.
But that's where the root partition is, so it fails in pivot_root.
(That's my guess at what's going wrong.)
Last console messages are:
ide: Asuming 33 MHz ...
ide: late registration of driver
hda: LITE-ON COMBO ... CD/DVD...
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7, ...
Journaled Block Device driver loaded
pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: 431: cannot open dev/console: No such file
kernel panic: Attempted to kill init
I tried a variety of kernel boot parameters to see if I could
get it to recognize ide2 and hde. "ide-detect" did nothing.
"ide2=0xb400" did see the card and the drives, but got lots of
errors due to (I guess) the control port being wrong.
"ide2=0xb400,0xb002" doesn't even see the drive. This, however,
is what the kernel PRINTS for this card when booting from the CDROM
and doing hardware detection. "ide2=0xb400,0xb002,16" also doesn't
see the drive or change the erroneous output above. (The CDROM
prints that the IRQ is 16.)