Re: Can't boot 2.6.?? kernels - Acer TravelMate 4651LMi
Richard Mittendorfer said...
> Also sprach marc <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Mon, 3 Oct 2005 15:50:27 +0100):
> > Frans Pop said...
> > > On Monday 03 October 2005 13:11, marc wrote:
> > >
> > > > My next question involves the fact that lots of stuff that I had setup
> > > > in 2.4.?? points to /dev/hdc3. Fixing these manually is no problem when
> > > > they appear, but what system level things should I change?
> > >
> > > AFAIK there are only two really important items (which you have probably
> > > already fixed as the system boots now):
> > > - /etc/fstab
> > > - bootloader configuration, probably /boot/grub/menu.lst
> > > (or, if you use lilo instead of grub: /etc/lilo.conf; don't forget to
> > > run lilo after any changes)
> (if in use:) laptop-mode-tools, smartmon, hdparm, ..
This is a clean install - well, fairly clean - so it was the basics that
I was concerned about. I can trash any affected packages.
Those are interesting packages to investigate, though. So, thanks.
> > Thanks for that.
> > Yes, the fstab entries failed during the initial boot. The boot process
> > dumps you at the command prompt to fix it before continuing.
> > Next question: how do I identify where the CD drive is attached? It was
> > /dev/hdb.
> check your dmesg output ($ dmesg or /var/log/dmesg or $ grep
> CD /var/log/dmesg); try to mount a cd:
> mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /cdrom
Yup, as I suspected, it's not being recognised. I guess this fall into
the other thread about the missing CD drive, which requires a kernel
# cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info
reports blank entries, all the way down.
No such problems in Knoppix or 2.4, but then they are running off