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Re: Installation problem on SparcSTATION 5

--- Daniel_Lönn <daniel.lonn@edu.norrtalje.se> wrote:
> Hello out there!
> Does anyone know why I get the "VFS: Unable to mount VFS root
> filesystem..."
> at startup in the Debian 2.2r5 installation on my Sun SparcSTATION 5?
> The computer has an internal 1,20 Gb SCA SCSI drive, wich is the only
> thing internal
> (I do not own a Interna floppy or CD-ROM, the CD-ROM is external, but
> wirks fine, seince I boot the install from it.)

That's weird. It means your linux kernel boots fine but then for some reason
can't access the cdrom drive to mount it's root filesystem from.
It might be worth checking wether the kernel debian uses contains support for
SCSI cdroms - it 'd be weird if it didn't but I don't see anything else. 

If it doesn't, you can burn you own cd image on another computer with a
selfcompiled kernel, based on debians config but with scsi and scsi cdrom
support. You can off course also try to find a floppy drive and copy the kernel
image onto that one, installing a boot loader on the floppy (grub?).

> The Internal SCA drive is correctly at id3 and the CD-ROM reader is at
> SCSI id 6 (of course)

Dunno a damn about scsi. 

> The computer also has 32 Mb Memory, and a little reminder here is that the
> Sparc 5 in question is
> the 110 MHz version

I recently installed debian on an ss2@76,5 MHz 64 ram, only scsi disks

(sorry for the stupid add below, it's the univs 'puters here)

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