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Old 09-15-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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Kernel Panic...aKa What boot option do I use?!


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VFS: Cannot open root device "302" or 03:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02
This is the last 3 lines I get when I try to boot to linux, before it ceases to load. I transfered my computer recently to a new, custom built Rackmount case, but all the hardware is the same.

I could easily install linux over again, I have Dropline and Slack10 on CD's, but if I don't have too.....


That second line makes it sound like with 10 characters or less, everything will be hunky-dory.

fyi, hda0 is my swap partition, and hda1 is my root, and everything else (6gig harddisk) partition. I think that's the correct numbers, anyway....it's been 2 months since this beast has worked.

hdb0(?) is a 1.5g data drive. Planning to install UT classic there, once I upgrade my Vid card, Celery, and RAM.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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The only thing that I can think of is that maybe the
device is on the wrong IDE channel or something?
Or it's not hda anymore but hdb?

Things like that can happen when one shuffles
hardware ;)


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Old 09-15-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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Reboot and when you see the lilo selction screen hit the Esc key which will take you to a boot prompt. At the prompt type:

linux root=/dev/hda2

Your first partition on hda is hda1 not hda0 so I'm guessing your root partition is on hda2.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 04:11 PM   #4
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Originally posted by kilgoretrout
Reboot and when you see the lilo selction screen hit the Esc key which will take you to a boot prompt. At the prompt type:

linux root=/dev/hda2

Your first partition on hda is hda1 not hda0 so I'm guessing your root partition is on hda2.
Okay, that's what I wasn't sure of... I didn't remember if it started numbering at 0 or 1.
Thanks


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Originally posted by Tinkster
The only thing that I can think of is that maybe the
device is on the wrong IDE channel or something?
Or it's not hda anymore but hdb?

Things like that can happen when one shuffles
hardware


Cheers,
Tink
Well, I'm pretty sure i have it on the right channel hardware wise, but it's doing something funny in the BIOS.....

I am dead certain that the CDROM is on it's own IDE cable, but when it detects the IDE stuff in the BIOS it shows:

Secondary Master: WD {serial number} the hard drive
Secondary Slave: CD Rom


so...umm, something fishy is going on....
I'm going to try to pass that option at the lilo prompt right now, I'll edit this in a sec to let you know how that went.


EDIT:

Arghh!!!! No post! I'll have to reset the CMOS... however this case has little to no working room, so taking that little blasted battery out is going to be a task. I'll do it later tonight and post back.

Ahh, it's the little things....

Last edited by Diademed; 09-15-2004 at 04:14 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 04:14 PM   #5
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The thing being that it's actually hdc2 not hda2 anymore..

And all fstab entries won't work anymore, either.


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Old 09-15-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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Well, with any kind of luck, I'll be able to just swap the ide cords, but first I have to get it to POST.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:55 PM   #7
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Alright, what's going on? It won't even power up now. The power supply is connected to nothing but the motherboard, and no dice. ....Do I have a bad power supply, or what?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 06:33 PM   #8
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Possible ... is the fan coming up, and of the LEDs on the
board lighting up? No beeps from the POST?


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Old 09-15-2004, 07:18 PM   #9
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Nope, nothing even spins up...I had this problem before, I unhooked the floppy power connector and it worked.... so I unhooked everything, but.... I can't tell if the mobo light lights up, not much peering room in this case, I'm not sure this ancient motherboard even has an LED.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:30 PM   #10
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Power supply problem. wire loose. I fixed it easily enough, and sure enough, I had the ide cables swapped, but everything works now.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:59 AM   #11
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Sweet, congratulations! ;}

And thanks for keeping us posted :}


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