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Old 10-09-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
Linus VanPelt
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10.1 won't boot my SCSI disk

Hello all

I eagerly installed Mandrake 10.1 after using 9.2 successfully for about a year. I got a successful boot, but it complained that it could not find my SCSI drive, which is a problem because that's where I have my swap and /usr partitions.

I printed out copies of my lilo.conf and fstab files and made sure that the current files that 10.1 is looking at are the same, but I still can't get the SCSI to boot up.

When I use Knoppix, Knoppix can see and access my SCSI drive just fine.

The geometry is as follows:

/dev/hda5 = / (root), boot drive is /dev/hda, this is an IDE disk.
/dev/sda5 = /usr
/dev/sda6 = /var
/dev/sda7 = swap

Anyone else run into this problem? What other files should I be exploring rather than lilo.conf and /etc/fstab? I would like to get this problem solved without having to reformat and move my swap partition to my IDE drive.

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-11-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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What's the output of "lsmod" in knoppix?

From that, find out the driver for ur SCSI controller . Then check ur kernel modules tree (/mnt/sda#/lib/modules/<version>/blabla) and check if your Mandrake kernel has the driver or not. If so, then run "mkinitrd" so that ur init ramdisk also has the driver.


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