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Old 05-01-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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trouble with 2.4.30 kernel and SATA

I have a working gentoo 2.6.9 installation which I'm trying to get to work with a 2.4.30 kernel.

Whatever I do, the kernel panics when trying to mount the filesystem:

VFS: cannot open root device "sda3" or 08:03
Both the boot partition sda1 and the installation on sda3 are reiserfs. I'm not sure what's wrong, can anyone help me out?

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Old 05-01-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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Well the obvious place to look for problems is in your kernel config. Did you compile support for sata disks and reiserfs into the kernel (not as modules)?
Old 05-01-2005, 07:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, reiserfs, SATA, and SCSI support all should be compiled in. After fiddling with some settings, its getting stuck at a partition check.

partition check: 
And it just stays blocked there. hda should be my windows disk. Is the partition check normal, and if so what could be causing it to get stuck there?

Should I compile in NTFS support? Surely that shouldn't be a problem, though...

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Old 05-02-2005, 01:28 AM   #4
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MIght be helpful to post your lilo.conf / grub configuration (minus the comments / blank lines). Also /etc/fstab, and # fdisk -l /dev/hda # fdisk -l /dev/sda


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