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Old 04-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Unable to mount cdrom after booting into initrd from CD !!!


I have created a boot CD using the stage2_eltorito GRUB image.
I placed my kernel and initrd image inside the boot directory.
Also , I have placed the kernel modules in another directory on the CD.
My objective is to try and create an install CD for an LFS System that I have already created(not a LiveCD)
This is only the first step towards achieving that.

The kernel boots fine and also mounts the initrd. I have installed busybox (latest version) in this initrd. In the linuxrc script , I mount the /proc and /sys file systems.

My problem :
At the 'ash' shell , I am not able to mount the CDROM from which I just booted. I have created the device node hda for the cdrom and infact on digging deeper in the /proc/ide files , I see that the media type for the ide for hda is infact cdrom. However , I do not see an entry in /sys/block for hda. Although there is an entry for hdb in /sys/block.

When I try to mount the cdrom for e.g. :
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hda /mnt/cdrom

I get the error : No such device or address.

I am stumped.

Can somebody please help me how to mount my cdrom once I have booted from the CD and also mounted the initrd image ?
Old 04-19-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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ADDITIONAL INFO : I built the kernel using sources


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