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Old 06-20-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware (current); Gentoo (newbie)
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kernel 2.4.21 with ataraid

I've been trying to get the letest kernel to work with my Promise FastTrak 100 RAID card, without any luck.

I keep getting Kernel panic messages saying it couldn't mount the filesystem at root. I've tried rebuilding the kernel several times, including support for the FastTrak to no avail.

The previous one was working fine by. Does anyone have any ideas?

Here's my lilo.conf...

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/ataraid/d0
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
vga = 791
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/ataraid/d0p3
label = DOS/Win2k
table = /dev/ataraid/d0
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/ataraid/d0p8
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends


Old 06-22-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware (current); Gentoo (newbie)
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I think I figured out what I was missing. I got up and running (eventually) but missed one crucial step.

After upgrading kernel-ide, I should've copied over the config, and bzImage (aka vmlinuz) from the /kernel/ataraid.i folder into /boot and re-run lilo.

Needless to say, I don't think I'll make this mistake again.

Live and learn,


Last edited by major.tom; 06-22-2003 at 06:18 PM.


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