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Old 04-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Lenovo T61 users!


I need your help. I can get the stock hugesmp.s kernel to boot my laptop with no problem. But when I try to roll my own, the Kernel panics because it can not find my root partition. So I am wondering what is your kernel look like as far as the hard drive section goes.

I keep getting the error that it can not read my partition table, I have tried both ahci and compatibility mode in the bios still to no aval.

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Old 04-02-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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Which distribution are you running and when you compile your kernel do you compile your filesystem as a module? If you create a module for it you need extra instructions to get your system to boot.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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I am running slackware 12, trying to use the 2.5.24.3 kernel as that is the latest one patched for thinkpad_acpi. Also no, I build in all drivers pertaining to filesystem and hard drive storage.

Its weird, because it sees the hard drive, but can't read the partitions....
 
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Have a read of http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding - this has always worked well for me.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 07:11 PM   #5
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Yes that is the method I have used all along. I have build dozens of kernels, but I am just missing something int the config with this one. Some driver or something.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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Ok, I think I did not have the "PC BIOS" option enabled in the kernel, which I think was my problem. So consider it solved.
 
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Glad to hear it! And thanks for posting back the response, hopefully if someone else has the problem this will give them some pointers.
 
  


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