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Old 02-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
johncsl82
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Exclamation Kernel Unable to mount filesystem, once AHCI is disabled


hello Fedora professionals,

My fedora 8 was working well, but once I have disabled ACHI feature in the BIOS, the kernel unable to mount filesystem.........

below are the message displayed:

Code:
Decompressing Linux........done
Booting the kernel


Red Hat nash version 6.0.19 starting
Unable to access resume device (LABEL=SWAP-sda10)
mount : could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
setuproot : moving /dev tailed : No such file or directory
setuproot : error mounting  /proc : No such file or directory
setuproot : error mounting  /sys : No such file or directory
switchroot : mount failed : No such file or directory

* system hang *
anyone know how to fix this issue without reinstall the entire linux fedora or re-enable ACHI?

Thank you
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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First of all is there any specific need to ACHI mode enabled for you ?. The error message is very clear that the system is not able to initialize the device properly. Details Make/Model of the system will help .
 
Old 02-16-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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First of all is there any specific need to ACHI mode enabled for you ?. The error message is very clear that the system is not able to initialize the device properly. Details Make/Model of the system will help .
ACHI was enable during installation then later I found out is better to disable it therefore isn't a need for me.....

I using:
Gigabyte Intel P35 Chipset
Model : GA-P35-DS3 (rev 2.1)
link :

http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Mo...ProductID=2748

specification:

http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Mo...ame=GA-P35-DS3
 
Old 02-17-2008, 04:15 AM   #4
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Is the driver for your Sata southbridge controller probed or only the AHCI driver.IF it isn't passed you can't boot without ahci. I 've had this problem once and in the installation I passed both ahci and ide generic ,ata_piix for ex.. And I can change the AHci to ide or versa any time I want. Check that first by booting in with AHCI and find the module for your other mode IDE and boot with that as a boot parameter , I don't know if that will work to test if it is possible to fix it with out reinstalling.

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:56 AM   #5
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Is the driver for your Sata southbridge controller probed or only the AHCI driver.IF it isn't passed you can't boot without ahci. I 've had this problem once and in the installation I passed both ahci and ide generic ,ata_piix for ex.. And I can change the AHci to ide or versa any time I want. Check that first by booting in with AHCI and find the module for your other mode IDE and boot with that as a boot parameter , I don't know if that will work to test if it is possible to fix it with out reinstalling.
Well I disable AHCI and switch SATA mode to IDE rather then ACHI and it still won't work, plus it's funny when I used LIVE CD it worked and able read my filesystem. But when I boot it directly from the hard disk it won't. By the way, is there any boot command or parameter that will help me solve this issue?

Thank you
 
Old 02-18-2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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yes because the cd probes the needed modules I hope.take a look at the drivers/modules that the live cd calls for the ide. and that's the one you need. You cant try on boot something like ide=ide-generic or ide=ide_generic or insmod=..., maybe ata_piix works for you, I dont know exactly what your system needs but you can find it if you boot even with the live cd, or by turning the AHCI on. I think ide-generic it's ok.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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related problems with Abit IP35 Pro MB

I just built a machine with a IP35 Pro MB, Intel Core 2 Q6600 and a MSI NX8600GT-TD512EZ GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 video card.
There are 2 Western Digital 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA-300 Hard Drives,
Here are some of the things that happened along the way, in case it helps someone else.

1) Fedora 8 would install after I set the SATA to AHCI in the BIOS under Integrated Peripherals, it couldn't find a hdd in IDE mode. I took the default logical volume option and the install seemed to go fine. However, when I rebooted, I got a message something like this (I lost the paper I wrote it down on:
Unable to access resume device (LABEL=SWAP-sdb)

2) I decided to reinstall and try using the second hdd for /home and let the first hdd have the default logical volume setup. This worked and I could reboot after the installation and set up my home directory following the standard fedora post installation prompts.

3) Then when I rebooted with the intention of logging in, gdm hung and I got an eternally spinning cursor. I was able to ctrl-alt-f1 and get into text mode. Then I deleted the Fedora-...media.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d (its the only repo that starts with an uppercase F. This makes it stop asking you to insert the install dvd. Then running yum and rebooting seemed to fix gdm.

4) I am now using this system. The problems I still have are the following

a) When I log in I get a message pop up that says the Gnome Powermanager is not properly configured, contact your system administrator. Thats me, and I have decided to ignore it for a while.

b) I have a black background and get this when I try to fix it.
[pvandeus@ncasi2 ~]$ gnome-appearance-properties %F

(gnome-appearance-properties:3530): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_ascii_strcasecmp: assertion `s2 != NULL' failed
(gnome-appearance-properties:3530): Pango-CRITICAL **: pango_color_parse: assertion `spec != NULL' failed

c) When loading a rather large .thunderbird directory from another computer using scp I got this message
Message from syslogd@ncasi2 at Feb 27 16:18:13 ...
kernel: Bad page state in process 'kswapd0'

Message from syslogd@ncasi2 at Feb 27 16:18:13 ...
kernel: page:c292a1c0 flags:0x80000008 mapping:00000000 mapcount:-8388608 count:0 (Not tainted)

Message from syslogd@ncasi2 at Feb 27 16:18:13 ...
kernel: Trying to fix it up, but a reboot is needed

THE END.
Any suggestions about 4a,b,or c would be appreciated.
 
Old 02-29-2008, 08:00 AM   #8
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Addendum about onboard LAN

See this post for solution to problem 4c.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=1#post3073836
 
  


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