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Old 07-21-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
badfish81
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installin mandriva 2006 on an external 200gb harddrive


ok, i got mandriva installed on my external hd. yes i have USB boot option in bios.

when lilo loads and i choose linux, it loads the usb drivers successfully, but when it goes to mount the ext3 file system, that's when the kernel panics:


mount: error 6 mounting ext3 flags noatime
well, retrying without the option flags
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root (/system,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
unmount /initrd/sys failed: 2
unmount /initrd/proc failed: 2
kernel panic: ...... try passing init= option to kernel

i have booted into rescue mode and mounted /dev/sda6 (ext3, root) and /dev/sda8 (ext, home) with no problem, and even browsed and edited some files.

my fstab file looks something like this:

/dev/sda6 / ext3 noatime 1 1
/dev/sda8 /home ext3 noatime 0 0

and i think it has something for the cd rom and floppy

i've reinstalled and put lilo in the MBR as opposed to the first part of the the partition, and still same errors. there are no errors when the proc and sys filesystems are mounted, just when it gets to the ext3...

any ideas?

Last edited by badfish81; 07-21-2006 at 03:18 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Are you loading all of the SCSI subsystem modules too?
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