Bug#302121: Debian Installer
uname -a: 2.6.8-2-386 (firstname.lastname@example.org) #1 Mon Jan 24
03:01:58 EST 2005
Date: 29.03.2005, 20.00
Method: I have tried to install Debian from the netinst-cd
Machine: Laptop FSC 8020
Processor: Pentium M
Memory: 1024 MB
Root Device: SATA
Root Size/partition table:
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [OK]
Configure network HW: [ ]
Config network: [ ]
Detect CD: [OK]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [E]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
My Laptop based on the intel 915 Chipset. The only Harddisk will be
addressed by SATA. Unfortunately the kernel of the current
Debian-Installer Version rc3 comes without support for it.
I can boot from the Debian-Installer-cd, but it doesn`t find any Harddisks.
So I tried the following to get it to work (on another laptop of course;-).
I mounted the iso-file:
mount -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop1 sarge-i386-netinst.iso /stick/
After that I made a new directory /netinst an copied the files of /stick
Now I compiled a new kernel 2.6.11 with support for SATA a put it on
Last thing I did was to make a new iso-image with:
mkisofs -o new_image.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat
-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -joliet-long -P d
onde -r -V donde_1_0 .
I can boot from this new cd and the new kernel discerns the harddisk.
But it crashes later with the following message:
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
VFS: Cannot open root device "rd/0" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
So I believe that I forgot something in the new kernel. Everything in
the new kernel was build-in. I have support for ext2, ramdisk. So I
don`t know what`s wrong. Could you please send me the config file, which
was used when building the kernel for the Debian-Installer-CD rc3?
P.S. excuse my english, my school days are long ago ;-)