Hi, forum . . . I'm new, but I have a feeling I'll be hanging around for a bit--posts here from others have helped me many times on my path to Debian-ness.
I'm trying to get Debian and either Amanda or Bacula going on a monster drive backup box, but my backup drives are accessed via a Maxtor/relabeled Promise ATA controller. (Debian boots from a separate, smaller drive connected to the primary IDE.)
Kernel 2.2 worked fine except for being able to see the large drives' PCI ATA/100 controller, and my googling basically told me that the fastest way out might be a new kernel--plus, of course, getting all the other benefits of the new kernel, such as USB support.
On reboot, I'm getting an error that seems to be fairly common, but others' solutions aren't working for me--probably because I barely know what I'm doing and it's honestly a miracle I made it this far on my own.
VFS: Cannot open root device "341" or unknown-block(3.65)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3.65)
I do have a boot disk to go into 2.2, so all is not lost. Xconfig won't seem to work; I have tried using config and oldconfig, each time enabling all IDE options, but no luck. I messed with lilo.config a bit, but . . . feel I may be doing more harm than good there. I've run make just about everything under the sun, along with most other oft-suggested fixes for this problem.
Does anyone have any ideas of where I might try poking around? I know lilo.config is a likely culprit. Would I have better luck with Grub, or would that just confuse the issue? How can I manually edit my config? I have a nagging feeling it may be one of those IDE=Y things, but don't know anything for sure.
Much, much appreciation for any help you can offer!