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Old 03-31-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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mount: error 6 mounting ext3


After succesfully installing mandrake 10 community on an external usb2 box (with an ibm 80gb ide hard disk) I tried rebooting and I received the following error:

mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
Remounting defs at correct place if necessary
Mounted defs on /dev
Freeing unused kerbel memory: 272k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernel

The motherboard bios supports booting from usb. Can anyone help?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:38 AM   #2
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sure, BIOS supports booting from USB but the Linux kernel must be configured with the USB drivers built-in, not as modules as is the current practice. Without that, the kernel will not be able to access the drive.

I don't have any USB HD, not sure if it's possible to format one of that with a non-vfat filesystem.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:54 AM   #3
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I though the linux kernel has built-in support for USB devices. No special drivers are required for this external box, but it does require usb2 drivers from the OS (atleast under windows). Is there anything I could do?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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The Linux kernel has built-in modules, drivers compiled and linked against the kernel, or loadable modules, compiled separately from the kernel and dynamically loadable when needed.

At boot time, only the built-in modules are active, so the booting media and the root filesystem must be supported by built-in modules OR by dinamically loadable modules present in the initrd (initial ramdisk), if used. Normally, USB support is not present at these early stages of the booting process.

I don't know if MDK 10 installation handle that.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:37 AM   #5
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If this was the case, then how come installation was completed without any problems? Why USB support is active during installation and not after?
 
  


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