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Your linux box can't seem to find the root partition (as if you didn't know).
First off, make sure the kernel recognizes the hard drive controller, from what I see it looks like your system thinks your sata drive is a scsi drive. Linux 2.6 might have changed sata to actually go under the ide drivers. You should check to make sure you have that driver enabled, and not as a module, have it built into the kernel.
You might try poking around by doing this from lilo:
Linux root=/dev/hda1 1
Linux can be whatever your 2.6 kernel is.
the root= changes the root device, the one will boot into run level 1.
Once you got it to boot (if it's a different device) It will probably try and remount the rootfs as rw, but will fail, because your /etc/fstab is incorrect. What you want to do is somehow get a root prompt, I don't know how your distro does it, but one way or another you need to get to that point. Then you can run `mount -oremount,rw /` to remount your rootfs in readwrite mode. Edit your /etc/fstab, then make sure you `mount -oremount,ro /` before you reboot, incase your system forgets to remount in read-only mode (essentially preparing it for system shutdown).
Let me know if this helps you at all. Or if I made an ass of myself by underestimating how much you know :P
I don't know why but Mandy never let me compile any kernel, no matter how much i try it always give me error of kernel panic, or no error at all but it just didn't boot up my box. and all the people i know either could compile an new kernel for their mandy maybe is a bug problem of mandy or who knows, because i compile kernels for other distros and they work fine, but whit mandy i never could. even if i do make oldconfig nothing work well guess i would live whit the doubt why i could never make mandy to boot whit a different kernel that his own recompiled one.
I have been trying to get 2.6 going here. I had it up fine with the rpm from the cooker iso snapshot. It had some problems dieing on booting half way through once in a while and never really shutdown correctly. Since then, I have been trying to get the source to load for 2.6.2rc3 no luck. I loaded source from kernel archives, not mandrake, and got it to compile, it boots most stuff but can't find some of the modules. like natsemi for my eth0. So I patiently wait for something stable for mandrake to come out. I just don't have time to fiddle with it. Why it can't find modules I don't know. Maybe something to do with mod tools?
I finally got over trying to mess with Mandrake and installed Fedora Core 1 Test 1 for x86-64. Upgrading THAT distro to 2.6.2 was painless. There are a couple gotches, but it worked the fist time if you follow the instuctions found on certain web pages.
I run game servers, and I dont know if its the distro or the kernel, but after upgrading to Fedora and 2.6.2, the performance on my server is a night and day difference.