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Old 03-28-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
resident
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Slackware won't boot / Kernel problem ?


I've been using Slackware 10.2 for 2 weeks without any problems. But, yesterday, out of nowhere, this error shows up :

Code:
 
VFS: cannot open root  device '80a' or unknown blok (8,10)
Please append a correct  "root=" boot option
kernel panic - not syncing : VFS unable to mount root fs or unknown - blok (8,10)
Here are some details about my system :

A part of lilo-conf
Code:
 
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/sda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 50
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset 

///comments blah-blah...

# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
  label = Windows
  table = /dev/sda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda10
  label = Linux
  read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
So, 250 gb SATA HDD...dual boot system - XP and Slack 10.2.
Kernel version : 2.6.13 [i installed this kernel using Grogan's tutorial - Bitbender forums ] ]


ps. I also tried to boot from the first slack cd and then :
mount /dev/sda10 /mnt
lilo -r /mnt

reboot :P


No effect!

Last edited by resident; 03-28-2006 at 02:16 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
tw001_tw
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Maybe this'll help?
One thing I notices about your lilo.conf file is there is no reference to initrd.gz.
Both Pat V.'s README.TXT & Grogan's tutorial mention it. Without it, if not explicitly
compiled into the kernel, that may be the cause of not reading the file system.

refrences:
Pat's README.TXT
ftp://slackware.ext3networking.com/p.../README.initrd

Grogan's tutorial (this is the one you used? granted I did not read it intently)
http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...?postid=311808

EXCLUDING the SATA support, (I just recently switched over from my SCSI drives to normal
IDE, so I can't help too much with the SATA stuff) following the README.TXT in CD#2/testing/packages/linux-2.6.13/ has always worked flawlessly for me. (I do NOT install the headers package).

Does your 2.4.xx kernel still work? or did you edit it/remove it?
-tw

Last edited by tw001_tw; 03-28-2006 at 09:03 PM.
 
  


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