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Old 09-28-2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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More help with 2.6 kernels

I'm trying to make use of the 2.6 kernels in -current (rsync'd as of today 9/28). Whenever I boot one of the kernels I wind up with a panic saying the root fs cannot be mounted. The last note is "tried: ext2"

From what I can see in the config files both huge26.s and 2.6....-smp were built with reiserfs=y (my fs) which, to my understanding, specifies it is in the kernel.

'm going to try an initrd, but this doesn't make sense to me.

Any thoughts?
Old 09-29-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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Did you also remember to compile in your IDE/SATA controller? From your running kernel, search through the output of lsmod and lspci to figure out your chipset and then try to google for which module is the right one. Then make sure to compile that as "Y". On my old box, it's an intel chipset, piix.
Old 09-29-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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As I suspected, adding the reiserfs module to initrd solved the boot problem with the kernel. That implies that the sata driver was, in fact, compiled in.

More specifically, the huge26.s is a sata kernel (as is my system).



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