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Old 02-23-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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Question SATA kernel panic

I have a new install of Slackware and am trying to compile the new 2.6.3 kernel. I can get slack working with 2.4 bare.i kernel when I change my IDE option to compatible. After compiling 2.6, i get a kernel panic VFS cannot mount unknown block 305 (3,5). I have compiled in support for the entire IDE chipsets library and correct file type. I have also compiled in all the file types but this does not help.

I am running a WD Raptor on the intel ICH5R southbridge.

Here is the /etc/fstab
/dev/hda6        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda5        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
And this is the /etc/lilo.conf
boot = /dev/hda
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
#timeout = 300
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
  label = windows2k
  table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda5
  label = Linux
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3
  root = /dev/hda5
  label = Linux2
I am wonder if the drive names are changing with the IDE enhanced on, or if there is a way to get the dmesg from the 2.6 kernel before booting 2.4 (thus overwriting it). Thanks in advance!
Old 02-25-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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Egh.. well, I couldn't find an "easy" way to check the dmesg for the kernel, so resorted to a digital camera picture

The problem is /hda is changed to /hde - so fstab, lilo.conf, and maybe dev need to be changed...
this post has some information that could help someone else who can't get their kernel booting after adding support for SATA.


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