I'm trying to install Slack 9.1 on a software raid0 of 2 identical IDE drives, and everything seems to go well (no errors). BUT, when the system finally boots, it dies with "Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root FS on 09:00"
Here is what I did to install:
*Booted into slack installer
*Got root shell
*Partitioned like so (with cfdisk):
/dev/hda1 -- bootable, linux, ext3
/dev/hda2 -- linux ext3
/dev/hdb1 -- linux swap
/dev/hdb2 -- linux ext3
*Made an /etc/raidtab containing
*mke2fs -j -R stride=8 /dev/md0
*mke2fs -j /dev/hda1
*mount /dev/md0 /mnt
*mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/boot
*setup (slack installed successfully)
(I used kernel "scsi.s" since I have an adaptec aic7890, but this isn't important since I don't use scsi anyway)
*cp /etc/raidtab /mnt/etc/raidtab
*Added this to /mnt/etc/fstab:
/dev/md0 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
root = /dev/fd2
got changed to;
root = /dev/md0
*lilo -C /mnt/etc/lilo.conf (success)
*Rebooted, lilo shows, boots linux...
*Kernel freaks out
If i reboot back into the slack installer shell, copy the /etc/raidtab back from a floppy backup I made, and do raidstart /dev/md0, then mount it, it works fine, and the whole file system is there also. It seems to be a problem with my fstab/kernel.
Any possible fix?
(PS, I adapted this
howto to fit my hardware setup)