Re: Howto make a boot floppy for my broken system.
> Maybe you can move them back into the original order?
No. I had two drives on the same IDE channel. The Software RAID howto
tells me this is a Bad Thing.
> If you need an initrd, you will need to install a bootloader like
> GRUB (preferably) or LILO onto the floppy anyway. I do not see why
> installing GRUB on a floppy is easier than installing it on your
If I put everything on a floppy/CD then at least I don't have to worry
about RAID autodetection issues. So maybe it's a bit simpler.
> Unless you provide more information about your setup, no one will be
> able to help you. Which kernel? Type of disks? Raid type?
> Partition layout? And "won't boot any longer" is not a very exact
> error description, too.
2.6.9 kernel, software raid level 5, reiserfs, three IDE drives.
I get into LILO and then later on I get this:
"Kernel Panic: cannot open initial console, please try passing valid
init= option to the kernel