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Old 09-18-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
noasprin
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Boot help please. More info this time!


Ok, I have the dmesg from my Dell Latitude c400 laptop on which I installed Opensuse 11 live. I installed it from cd on a desktop system I have, onto a laptop hard drive attached via USB.

I have changed the /boot/grub/menu.lst to reflect the hardware as suse sees it. Root being /dev/hda1 swap being /dev/hda2. I know they use a different naming convention now, the /dev/sda thing, but when I use the older laptop, it seems to want to revert back to /dev/hda for the internal hard drive.

If I boot from the laptop hard drive IN the laptop, it says "waiting for /dev/hda1 to appear" when it doesn't see it, it says "want me to fall back to /dev/sda1?". If I say yes there, it will boot from the USB jump drive as /dev/sda1 with swap being /dev/sda2.

I had tried to explain that in a previous post, but might not have been clear enough. I hope the dmesg will help clarify what I mean when I had said before that the USB subsystem comes up before the IDE subsystem, making it where it cant see the root drive (hd0,0) /dev/hda1.

I did try to moount /dev/hda and chroot to it and yast2 from there to reconfigure the bootloader, but it doesn't seem to do any good. Yast hangs after I bring it up and select bootloader.

This is a long one, so please don't think its too many words and move on... like I would normally do... The parts I'm talking about will be in a different color if I can manage it

The USB subsystem stuff is in 'magenta' and the IDE subsystem stuff is in red.

Thanks for any help!

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Code:
Linux version 2.6.25.5-1.1-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.3.1 20080507 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision 135036] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fedc000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000fedc000 - 0000000010000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000feda0000 - 00000000fee00000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
254MB LOWMEM available.
Scan SMP from c0000000 for 1024 bytes.
Scan SMP from c009fc00 for 1024 bytes.
Scan SMP from c00f0000 for 65536 bytes.
Scan SMP from c009fc00 for 1024 bytes.
Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 65244) 0 entries of 256 used
Zone PFN ranges:
  DMA             0 ->     4096
  Normal       4096 ->    65244
  HighMem     65244 ->    65244
Movable zone start PFN for each node
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0:        0 ->    65244
On node 0 totalpages: 65244
  DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
  DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
  DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 477 pages used for memmap
  Normal zone: 60671 pages, LIFO batch:15
  HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
  Movable zone: 0 pages used for memmap
DMI 2.3 present.
Using APIC driver default
ACPI: RSDP 000FDE50, 0014 (r0 DELL  )
ACPI: RSDT 000FDE64, 002C (r1 DELL    CPi R   27D40301 ASL        61)
ACPI: FACP 000FDE90, 0074 (r1 DELL    CPi R   27D40301 ASL        61)
ACPI: DSDT FFFE4000, 353C (r1 INT430 SYSFexxx     1001 MSFT  100000E)
ACPI: FACS 0FEFF800, 0040
ACPI: BOOT 000FDF04, 0028 (r1 DELL    CPi R   27D40301 ASL        61)
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 10000000:eeda0000)
PM: Registered nosave memory: 000000000009f000 - 00000000000a0000
PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000a0000 - 0000000000100000
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 64735
Kernel command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ICN25N020ATCS04-0_CHS204DMHXDPEF-part1 resume=/dev/by-id/ata-ICN25N020ATCS204-0_CHS204DMHXDPEF-part2 splash=silent vga=0x31a
bootsplash: silent mode.
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
mapped APIC to ffffb000 (0120b000)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 4096 bytes)
Detected 797.458 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
console [tty0] enabled
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Memory: 248016k/260976k available (1945k kernel code, 12352k reserved, 1629k data, 256k init, 0k highmem)
virtual kernel memory layout:
    fixmap  : 0xffdf2000 - 0xfffff000   (2100 kB)
    pkmap   : 0xff400000 - 0xff800000   (4096 kB)
    vmalloc : 0xd0800000 - 0xff3fe000   ( 747 MB)
    lowmem  : 0xc0000000 - 0xcfedc000   ( 254 MB)
      .init : 0xc0485000 - 0xc04c5000   ( 256 kB)
      .data : 0xc02e64dd - 0xc047d96c   (1629 kB)
      .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc02e64dd   (1945 kB)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...Ok.
CPA: page pool initialized 1 of 1 pages preallocated
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1596.70 BogoMIPS (lpj=3193414)
Security Framework initialized
AppArmor: AppArmor initialized <NULL>
AppArmor: Registered secondary security module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
Freeing SMP alternatives: 18k freed
ACPI: Core revision 20070126
ACPI: Checking initramfs for custom DSDT
Parsing all Control Methods:
Table [DSDT](id 0001) - 435 Objects with 68 Devices 167 Methods 7 Regions
 tbxface-0598 [00] tb_load_namespace     : ACPI Tables successfully acquired
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0800)
evxfevnt-0091 [00] enable                : Transition to ACPI mode successful
CPU0: Intel Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - M  1200MHz stepping 04
SMP motherboard not detected.
Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
Brought up 1 CPUs
CPU0 attaching sched-domain:
 domain 0: span 00000001
  groups: 00000001
net_namespace: 548 bytes
Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfc00e, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
Setting up standard PCI resources
evgpeblk-0956 [00] ev_create_gpe_block   : GPE 00 to 0F [_GPE] 2 regs on int 0x9
evgpeblk-0956 [00] ev_create_gpe_block   : GPE 10 to 1F [_GPE] 2 regs on int 0x9
evgpeblk-1052 [00] ev_initialize_gpe_bloc: Found 5 Wake, Enabled 0 Runtime GPEs in this block
evgpeblk-1052 [00] ev_initialize_gpe_bloc: Found 2 Wake, Enabled 2 Runtime GPEs in this block
ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
Completing Region/Field/Buffer/Package initialization:......................................................
Initialized 5/7 Regions 4/10 Fields 24/26 Buffers 21/31 Packages (444 nodes)
Initializing Device/Processor/Thermal objects by executing _INI methods:...
Executed 3 _INI methods requiring 0 _STA executions (examined 72 objects)
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region 0800-087f claimed by ICH4 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region 0880-08bf claimed by ICH4 GPIO
PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCIE._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 5 7) *11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 *11)
ACPI: Power Resource [PADA] (on)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
ACPI: bus type pnp registered
 00:04: mem resource (0xfc000000-0xfdffffff) overlaps 0000:00:1e.0 BAR 8 (0xf6000000-0xfdffffff), disabling
pnpacpi: exceeded the max number of IO resources: 40 
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 19 devices
ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a report
AppArmor: AppArmor Filesystem Enabled 

I had to take a chunk out of here, for the character limit on here, but it was just about ioports and maping memory, so I don't think it would've helped much.


PCI: Bus 3, cardbus bridge: 0000:02:01.0
  IO window: 0x0000e000-0x0000e0ff
  IO window: 0x0000e400-0x0000e4ff
  PREFETCH window: 0x20000000-0x23ffffff
  MEM window: 0x28000000-0x2bffffff
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:1e.0
  IO window: e000-ffff
  MEM window: 0xf6000000-0xfdffffff
  PREFETCH window: 0x0000000020000000-0x0000000025ffffff
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1e.0 to 64
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:01.0 (0000 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
TCP reno registered
Unpacking initramfs...<7>Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
 done
Freeing initrd memory: 5595k freed
Simple Boot Flag at 0x79 set to 0x1
Machine check exception polling timer started.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
type=2000 audit(1221739919.772:1): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 254)
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
pci 0000:00:02.0: Boot video device
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
00:0d: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:1f.6 disabled
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBC,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input0
cpuidle: using governor ladder
cpuidle: using governor menu
NET: Registered protocol family 1
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
registered taskstats version 1
Freeing unused kernel memory: 256k freed
Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 1440k
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input1
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
ACPI: ACPI0007:00 is registered as cooling_device0
ACPI: LNXTHERM:01 is registered as thermal_zone0
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (55 C)
SCSI subsystem initialized
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
usbcore: registered new device driver usb
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 6 devices found
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.0 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 11, io base 0x0000bf80
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
usb usb1: Product: UHCI Host Controller
usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.25.5-1.1-default uhci_hcd
usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.7, id: 0x9b46b1, caps: 0x804793/0x0
serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio1/input0
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input2
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05dc, idProduct=a702
usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-1: Product: JD Secure II +
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: LEXAR
usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 67CC0810224754310807
usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Marking TSC unstable due to: TSC halts in idle.
Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -387497682 ns)
scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     LEXAR    JD Secure II +   1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 7864320 512-byte hardware sectors (4027 MB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 7864320 512-byte hardware sectors (4027 MB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1 sda2
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
usb-storage: device scan complete
IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0b, buttons: 2/3
input: TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/input/input3
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
iTCO_vendor_support: vendor-support=0
iTCO_wdt: Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v1.02 (26-Jul-2007)
iTCO_wdt: Found a ICH3-M TCO device (Version=1, TCOBASE=0x0860)
iTCO_wdt: initialized. heartbeat=30 sec (nowayout=0)
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
Linux agpgart interface v0.103
dcdbas dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-3.2)
ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)
intel_rng: FWH not detected
agpgart: Detected an Intel 830M Chipset.
agpgart: Detected 892K stolen memory.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe0000000
rtc_cmos 00:07: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
rtc0: alarms up to one day
ICH3M: IDE controller (0x8086:0x248a rev 0x02) at  PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ICH3M: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xbfa0-0xbfa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:PIO
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xbfa8-0xbfaf, BIOS settings: hdc:PIO, hdd:PIO
Probing IDE interface ide0...
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input4
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
input: Power Button (CM) as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input5
ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PBTN]
input: Sleep Button (CM) as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0E:00/input/input6
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SBTN]
NET: Registered protocol family 23
ACPI: ACPI Dock Station Driver 
hda: IC25N020ATCS04-0, ATA DISK drive
input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A03:00/device:15/input/input7
ACPI: Video Device [VID] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A03:00/device:18/input/input8
ACPI: Video Device [VID2] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
found SMC SuperIO Chip (devid=0x0e rev=01 base=0x002e): LPC47N252
smsc_ircc_present: can't get sir_base of 0x2f8
hda: host max PIO4 wanted PIO255(auto-tune) selected PIO4
hda: UDMA/100 mode selected
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 55417 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.6 to 64
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
3c59x: Donald Becker and others.
0000:02:00.0: 3Com PCI 3c905C Tornado at d0a3ac00.
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:01.0 [1028:00c8]
Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
Yenta TI: socket 0000:02:01.0, mfunc 0x012c1222, devctl 0x64
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0498, PCI irq 11
Socket status: 30000020
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0xe000 - 0xffff
cs: IO port probe 0xe000-0xffff: clean.
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xf6000000 - 0xfdffffff
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0x20000000 - 0x25ffffff
eth0 renamed to eth1
udev: renamed network interface eth0 to eth1
libata version 3.00 loaded.
pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 39070080 sectors (20003 MB) w/1768KiB Cache, CHS=38760/16/63
hda: cache flushes not supported
 hda: hda1 hda2
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: excluding 0x280-0x287
cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:03:00.0
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
Adding 779144k swap on /dev/sda2.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:779144k
device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.13.0-ioctl (2007-10-18) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
loop: module loaded
type=1505 audit(1221740232.151:2): operation="profile_load" name="/bin/ping" name2="default" pid=1335
type=1505 audit(1221740232.231:3): operation="profile_load" name="/sbin/klogd" name2="default" pid=1336
type=1505 audit(1221740232.347:4): operation="profile_load" name="/sbin/syslog-ng" name2="default" pid=1337
type=1505 audit(1221740232.463:5): operation="profile_load" name="/sbin/syslogd" name2="default" pid=1338
type=1505 audit(1221740232.583:6): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/sbin/avahi-daemon" name2="default" pid=1339
type=1505 audit(1221740232.691:7): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/sbin/identd" name2="default" pid=1340
type=1505 audit(1221740232.803:8): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/sbin/mdnsd" name2="default" pid=1341
type=1505 audit(1221740232.931:9): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/sbin/nscd" name2="default" pid=1342
type=1505 audit(1221740233.095:10): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/sbin/ntpd" name2="default" pid=1343
type=1505 audit(1221740233.211:11): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/sbin/traceroute" name2="default" pid=1344
fuse init (API version 7.9)
powernow: This module only works with AMD K7 CPUs
ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (4096 buckets, 16384 max)
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.14a <tigran@aivazian.fsnet.co.uk>
eth1:  setting half-duplex.
NET: Registered protocol family 17
input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:13:46:49:e6:1a
wlan0: RX authentication from 00:13:46:49:e6:1a (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:13:46:49:e6:1a
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:13:46:49:e6:1a (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: switched to short barker preamble (BSSID=00:13:46:49:e6:1a)
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SO! As you can see, the USB subsystem comes up first and the IDE subsystem second. I need that order reversed to be able to boot from the internal hard drive, I think. If anyone has suggestions please help.

Thanks!

Last edited by unSpawn; 09-19-2008 at 01:37 PM. Reason: Ameliorate w "code" tags.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
pixellany
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PLEASE!! do not start a new thread and then refer back to something earlier--I for one will not go back and find the other one.

Second, when posting output of something like dmesg, I would encourage you to post only the portions which are relevant. I'm on a laptop with no mouse wheel, and I can't scroll easily.

Have you set the BIOS to boot the drives in the order you want?
Can you get into Linux?
Do you have a live CD version?

Assuming you can get into Linux somehow, then do fdisk -l to see how the drives are recognized. This will allow you to set up GRUB correctly. See also the "booting" link below.

I'll be home in maybe 2 hours,and I'll check in to see how it's going.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
noasprin
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I installed from another computer onto the laptop hard drive. I only refered back to another posting because it didn't seem to help, thus my new post.

I have the bios set as well as I can, it only has options for docking station, internal hdd, and network device boot options, not any options for booting from USB. If it did, I would've put my cd drive on there via USB and booted from it. I have no outside devices but the USB stick on which I also installed Opensuse 11. I can boot from the hard drive, but it will init the USB subsystem first, then it asks about falling back to /dev/sda1 which is the USB drive.

fdisk -l shows /dev/hda1 as bootable active partition. It doesn't show anything about the /dev/sda1 USB drive. When I mount /dev/hda1 and chroot to it, use yast2, bootloader, it hangs. Manually setting it hasn't done any good, unless there is some other config file I haven't thought about.

Main reason I posted as much of the dmesg as I did is just in case someone can see something there that I haven't. Who knows, it might be in front of my face but I'm just not seeing it.

Sorry about the non-scrolling mouse thing, I know how it goes, theres not one on the laptop either.

Thanks for looking at my post despite how it came across to you
 
Old 09-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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If you can boot any live cd or your Suse 11 try and post the fdisk -l. I take it you do not have a internal cd. The reason is to see the partition layout and the drive order.
 
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OK---I'm still a little lost. Where did you install GRUB? If it's on the MBR of the USB drive, then you will need to be able to boot from the USB drive. If you system does not support that, then you will need to put GRUB on the MBR of the internal drive---OR: use the technique wherein NTLDR (Windows) is linked to GRUB. (Search here at LQ for "boot linux with ntldr")

When you ran fdisk -l, was that using a live CD?

I'm a little fuzzy on booting OSes on USB, but I think you have to anticipate how GRUB will see the numbering. But first, you have to be able to get to GRUB!!

To me, the simplest and best thing to do is to put the OSes on the internal drive, and use the USB for shared data.
 
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fdisk -l booting from /dev/hda1, failing, falling back to /dev/sda1, then mounting /dev/hda1 and chrooting to /dev/hda1. It shows /dev/hda1 as bootable etc. Not chrooting to /dev/hda1 and doing fdisk -l it shows /dev/sda1 (USB drive) as bootbale.

No internal cdrom drive, only cable connection for external. I can't boot to anything to install on that laptop, I had to install it from a desktop computer to the laptop hard drive.

I know, its confusing that it would show as sda on one machine and hda on another. Only reason I can imagine this being is the age of the laptop. It was made in 04 if I'm not mistaken and has the latest bios updates which is A12, if that helps any.

No NTLDR on it, its only linux. I've tried installing XP on it, but that had the BSOD on reboot in the laptop.

I've tried dd'ing the image of the iso to the jump drive, but that didn't work. Thinking it would pick it up and install from it... instead it was a kernel panic. I tried just extracting the iso and putting it on the jump drive, booting from /dev/hda1 and falling back to it from there, but again it was a kernel panic.

Oh, installed GRUB three different ways in three different install attempts. To mbr, first partition, and both. No difference in how iTo me, the simplest and best thing to do is to put the OSes on the internal drive, and use the USB for shared data.t inits. It still inits USB first IDE second. If I can reverse that order of init, it would more than likely work.

"To me, the simplest and best thing to do is to put the OSes on the internal drive, and use the USB for shared data." I agree with you pixlleany, it would be nice, but as you can see I'm havin a problem with that.

Lastly, I've tried to install OpenSolaris, Solaris 10, XP, 98se, Slackware 12.1, FreeBSD, I think thats all of them. They all either kernel panic, BSOD, or just some other error (mainly BSD and Unix with other errors. Something like Bad IMG or something)

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Old 09-21-2008, 10:03 AM   #7
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This is wild guessing but if you can spare a 2 meg partition, put grub in it. Then try and chainload your oses.
 
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That partition on to be on your internal hd
 
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Thanks Larry, its worth a shot. I'll giev it a try and let ya know if it worked or not.

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Ok, tired the chainload and it didn't work. Going to try by uuid now, who knows, maybe it'll work. Oh, and now my jump drive broke, so I have to do all my editing of files from my desktop. I hope the U in uuid is really universal and the same on both the desktop and laptop.
 
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Ok, I tried by uuid this time, same results. I noticed that it wouldn't boot by uuid as the devices werent listed in /dev/disk, because there is no directory called /dev/disk/by-uuid. I cant copy it over from the other computer because it would be pointing to the wrong device in /dev/, so whats the point in having by-uuid if it just points to the device listing in /dev?
 
Old 09-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #12
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You need to slow down and answer some of the questions pixellany asked earlier. Where are you installing grub? I may be wrong here but if you are chainloading grub does not care if it is sda or hda; grub goes by hd0 wheather it is either one. What is the fdisk -l of the drive you are working with? What I am trying to say is that you need to slow down and try one way, stick with it and answer our questions. Be patient,some times it is faster if you go slower.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #13
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I've tried the mbr and the root part, in different installs. Which do you think would be better? The part I don't understand is, it boots from the drive, but doesn't see it far enough to boot into it. Does that make since? The laptop bios sees it and linux starts to boot from /dev/hda but when everything starts to initialize is where it starts to have the problems. Oh, I think I noticed something interesting, I have no idea for sure but I'm thinking that the hda or sda naming might be dependent on the arch you use. On 64bit systems and newer Intels it seems to use sda, older chips like P2 or 3 and non 32bit AMDs it seems to use hda. Any connection? I had been installing the 32bit linux from a 64bit dual core machine to the laptop hard drive, I installed it from an older Intel over the last few days and it sees the internal hds on there as hda. No idea, just a thought.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 12:01 AM   #14
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Screw it, I just used this link http://en.opensuse.org/SuSE_install_with_PXE_boot and did the pxe boot install thing. It seems to be going well so far..

And oddly enough, on the installation onto the laptop from network, it sees the internal hd as sda... i really want a good anser for ths one.

I WILL find it eventually and post the answer here.

Thanks anyway folks! Keep up the geek life, its the only true way.
 
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hd as sda... i really want a good anser for ths one.
scsi emulation...either a SATA or PATA hard-drive?
 
  


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