Originally posted by martinman
is your initrd in the right place?
check /boot/ for your initrd along with your vmlinuz, then make sure they match in your lilo/grub.conf
this would be all good if i could just mount the drives...do i need to execute "raidstart" and then try and mount /dev/sda to /foo?
Thanks for all the input so far.
i will have to try the init=3 option. i have tried initrd= and different root partitions, but to no avail. i really think the initrd just needs to be rebuilt, but i can't even mount the drives.