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Hi i'm trying to set up an server for an friend.
It's not really slackware it's slamd64
And i got it working ok with SATA an all but i had only one core of my amd x2 processor.
So i compiled the kernel the kernel with SMP support rebooted and got this.
VFS: Cannot open root device "801" or unknown-block(8,1)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount fs on unknown-block(8,1)
Now it works without SMP in the kernel but i want to use both cores in that cpu.
So i tried everything i could think of.
I recompiled the kernel with different options, and i tried mkinitrd with different modules but no success.
I also compiled another version of the kernel 126.96.36.199 and 2.6.12
I changed the lilo.conf
I even tried changing bios settings.
I tried google for along time and tried everything i got in google but, still not working.
So now i try posting here.
Here is some info on the computer.
Motherboard: MSI K8N NEO4-FI nForce4 Ultra
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core "Manchester" 90nm 4200+ 2.2GHz 512kb+512kb Boxed
Memory: 4x Corsair VS1GB400C3 Value Select 1024Mb DDR PC3200 400MHz
Graficcard: Hightech Excalibur ATI Radeon X300SE 128Mb DDR TV-out RETAIL
Networkcard: 3Com Gigabit NIC PCI
Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36Gb 10000rpm 8Mb cache S-ATA
DVD-Rom: LITE-ON DVD-ROM 16X DVD/48X CD w. Black front bulk IDE