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Old 01-02-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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New Kernel = New Drive Names: What to do?

I installed Slackware 10 using the ataraid.i kernel. It detected my two SATA drives as /dev/hda (XP is on this one) and /dev/hde (hde1 = swap, hde2 = root).

I downloaded and compiled Kernel 2.6.10 and enabled SATA support for my chipset.

Now, when I load the new kernel it detects the HD's as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. I was initially getting a VFS error since I had /dev/hde2 set as root in lilo.conf. I changed that to /dev/sdb2 and it loads the VFS succesfully now.

However, when it tries to do the root filesystem check it still looks for /dev/hde2, which isn't there anymore.

How can I change what fschk is looking for and what else should I change since my drive names are changing?

Old 01-02-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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you've gotto edit your /etc/fstab file to change dev-names.

Old 01-02-2005, 09:25 PM   #3
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Okay, that worked. Thank you!

Having another issue now. I was finally able to get into the system with the new kernel and found that I forgot to enable support for NTFS, my ethernet card (Intel Pro 100), and my sound card (SoundMAX integrated audio).

So, I went into gconfig and enabled support for those things.

I then ran "make bzImage" and copied bzImage into /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10.

I then deleted the link "vmlinuz" and re-made it pointing at vmlinuz-2.6.10

I then rebooted and during bootup I noticed that it still said the kernel didn't support ntfs and I still couldn't hear anything or access the internet. What did I miss?
Old 01-02-2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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could you post your lilo.conf? Did you run /sbin/lilo after making changes to lilo.conf?
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Yep, I ran /sbin/lilo and it didn't return any errors.

Here's the section in lilo.conf that I have for the 2.6.10 kernel...

# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb2
label = Linux-2.6.10
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends


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