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I just downloaded the kernel packages from -current/testing, and installed them all. I have my files in /boot, and I used the mkinitrd script twice, both times it failed.
The first time, I did the generic "-c -k 126.96.36.199 -m reiserfs"
then reinstalled LILO
and I get an error like
VFS Cannot open root device "817
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic... etc etc
and I assume that means append a correct root= in my mkinitrd,
so the next time I did it, I type "-c -k 188.8.131.52 -m reiserfs -f reiserfs -r /dev/sdb2"
And I get farther... except still an error, I get-
Ramdisk compressed image found at block 0
VFS: mounted root ext2 filesystem
mount: mounting /dev/sdb2 on /mnt
failed: no such device or address
blah blah blah
so I'm wondering why VFS is bothering with ext2 filesystem anyway? I mean, does it mount root on ext2, then load reiserfs.ko, then switch to reiserfs? or did I miss something when I set it up and it shouldn't load anything w/ ext2?
You say that mkinitrd failed... Maybe you started the mkinitrd script in a directory where you don't have enough rights to create a new file???. I tell this because that was the problem I had yesterday. I started mkinitrd and nothing seemed to happen. When I told the script to create its output file into /tmp, it worked.
1_Is your linux partition formated in RiserFs?
2_Did you install the boot sector on the MBR?
3_Slackware tells you not to do this when you install !!
modulate to what you need
>modulate into kernel ramdisk at boot< ??? (16MB defalt)
mod in kernel frame buffer generic vesia
Mod into kernel RiserFs and ext3,ext2 ???.