Re: new hard drive install
Quoting charles kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Thanks Brad.
> On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Brad wrote:
> > > "kernel panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on 03:03"
> > It's still trying to mount root from hda3. i don't know why, since you say
> > you've checked and rechecked to make sure /etc/lilo.conf is correct and
> > you've run lilo with the correct settings...
> > Since i can't think of anything else, is the device correct?
> > $ ls -l /dev/hda2
> > brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 2 Jun 17 22:13 /dev/hda2
> > ^^^^^^
> ls -l /dev/hda2 gives
> brw-r--r-- 1 root root 3,2 Jul 28 1998 /dev/hda2
> That's before it's mounted-I have been booting with tomsrtbt (thanks
> to Tom!) so it might be different if it actually boots from that device.
> Is there somewhere in the kernel that remembers it used to boot from
Yes. When you copy a kernel (e.g. I copy /boot/vmlinuz to
c:\loadlin\zimage for loadlin to boot from dos) you need to rdev it.
Type rdev kernel-image to see what it's set to and
rdev kernel-image /dev/hda2 to set it. This saves having to tell it
where root is every time you boot it.
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