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I'm new to Linux and am trying to install Redhat 9 on my WD Raptor (a Serial ata drive). I have a D865PERL mobo from Intel (ICH5 serial ata controler). I have booted into legacy mode, and installed Redhat. I complied the 2.4.22 kernel from the source. When ever I attempt to boot the drive in legacy or enhanced mode (enhanced enables serial ata) i get the same error:
VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/" or 00:00
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount fs on 00:00
I can boot Redhat in legacy mode with the stock kernel 2.4.20-8 with the "root=LABEL=/". Is this a kernel problem and i need to recompile? or is this a arguement problem with "root="? or am i totally wrong? If you know of any way i could test the 2.4.22 kernel i complied to make sure it's working that would be helpful, or if you could tell me straight up how to fix it...that works too.
You need compile the module for your IDE controller as a module, if you compiled it inside the kernel the initrd wont work(or should I say is not necessary)
Try manually editing the /etc/fstab and the root= option in /boot/grub/grub.conf so that it points to hdc or hde, if this works then maybe you compiled it inside the kernel. Make sure you have a bootable redhat(or something like knoppix) CD handy so if by chance something stuffs up you can undo the changes.
Ya, i changed it to that...or something like it, i guess i did somethin wrong cause it's not bootin up. I tried to edit the /etc/fstab with knoppix but couldn't figure out how to enable writing privilages. I think i'm just gonna reinstall to save me the trouble and try to recomple the kernel with ide as a module like you suggested.
I got impatient and reinstalled Redhat.
I recompiled the kernel and edited the grub config and /etc/fstab.
I haven't tried enhanced mode yet but it does boot with the kernel i compiled, but my mouse won't work...if it's not one thing it's another....
You have any ideas how to get my mouse to work? (It's a 3 button USB optical with a scroll wheel)