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Re: cannot open root device "801"

Andrea, Alvin, and Reiner (and the rest of Debian-User):

Thank you for your assistance.  It turns out that there was something
scrod in my source tree.  After multiple attempts (including a "make
mrproper") I finally blew away the source directory and re-extracted
from the tarball.

My builds have since gone without a hitch.  The Sym53C8XX driver loads
properly and my system boots normally.

Of course now I have slightly less hair, what's left is grayer, and my
wife thinks I'm insane for spending so much time on a stupid iPod when I
could have just commandeered her old Win32 laptop that she doesn't use

Thanks again.  The endeavor has prompted me to learn more about Grub and
about make-kpkg so it was educational at the least.

On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 11:05 +0100, Andrea Vettorello wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 00:01:15 -0800, Eric N. Valor <ericv@cruzio.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I don't know because I'm not using the Debian image (I like to compile
> > my own kernels, and have only started running into these problems using
> > 2.6.x kernels).  Does the Debian 2.6.8 binary image contain support for
> > the Sym53C8XXX SCSI controller?
> > 
> With the 2.6.9 there's a scsi module called "sym53c8xx".
> > Beyond this problem with HFS, I'm concerned that any compilation in the
> > future will present problems, which is why I'd like to solve my current
> > predicament.  I've recompiled quite a few times, all with no success.
> > 
> I used to compile the kernels myself, but i got tired. I don't need
> external patch to support special HW, so the Debian binary packages
> are ok for me.
> My suggestion is to use the Debian tools to build them
> ("kernel-package" package) and start with a sane config if you have
> trouble to creating one that works, for example the config you'll find
> with one of the binary package...
> Andrea

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