Gentoo not recognizing SATA drives
Been tooling around with this problems for a few days now, and haven't found really solid answers.
Installed Gentoo on a 2nd SATA HD in my computer with XP as SATAHD, using lilo:
/dev/sda = Windows install
/dev/sdb2 = SWAP
Boots Fine, MBR prompt comes ups, Select Gentoo, Lilo comes up. Hit Enter. Starts Boot Process:
Then things start getting weird, when it loads my two HD's they come up as:
/hda = Windows
Obviously, i then get the error:
!!Block device /dev/sdb3 is not a valid root device
!!The root block device is unspecified or not detected
Loadup busybox shell:
Dev list confirms the above information.
I can chroot into the Gentoo installation and everything works great.
Tried 9 different manual kernel configs, tooling around with the SATA configuration because everyone on the internet instructed me that it was a SATA related error. Finally after extreme frustration i broke down and at the advice of someone i used genkernel (I KNOW! I was desperate) with --menuconfig option and selected EVERY SATA option on, just to cover all bases.
Still no luck. Suggestions?
append="init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sdb3 udev"
Last edited by weisso5; 12-06-2007 at 08:40 PM.