Good day Linux Community.
I have read a lot of posts regarding this install, and have tried many things, but nothing so far has seemed to help. Hopefully you guys(gals) will be able to point me in the right direction. Lets start with the specifics of my compile;
Distro: Slackware 10.2
CPU: 2X Xeon 2.8Mhz FSB 1MB
RAID: Adaptec 2410SA (aacraid)
Drives: 3X WD2500JS (SATAII)
MB: Asus NCCH-DL
Error Message: Kernel panic - not synching: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,5)
Config Options: aacraid as module, ramdisk as module, reiserfs (root fs) and ext3 compiled in, SMP SMT compiled in.
Make mrproper, I set (what I think is appropriate) the config settings for the kernel (I can post specific lines from my .config if you like, but the whole thing is too large to post and I cannot upload an attachment.) make clean, make bzImage, make modules, make modules_install, copy my bzImage to /boot/bzImage-18.104.22.168, copy my System.map to /boot/System.map-22.214.171.124, ln -s vmlinuz and System.map to those files, respectively.
I then mkinitrd -c -k 126.96.36.199 -m rd:aacraid (seems fine, no output)
I then ensure my lilo.conf looks ok:
boot = /dev/sda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Linux bootable partition config begins
# Linux bootable partition config ends
I then run lilo, seems fine (Added *Linux)
When I reboot, right after;
md: Autodetecting RAID Arrays
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
VFS: Cannot open root device "805" or unknown-block(8,5)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not synching: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,5)
From the slackware install cd, I am able to start a 2.4 kernel with;
adaptec.s root=/dev/sda5 noinitrd ro
Is there any way I can see a log if anything is erring before this point? (syslog hasn't started yet), or do you know what my problem is here?
Any help you guys could give me would be spectacular.