What are the contents of the /etc/fstab-file? Looks like the boot is looking for
a reiserfs-partition. Have you set the correct filesystems there?
> I have been trying to install gentoo linux on a miata-class alpha platform
> after following the instructions in the gentoo linux handbook, I still can't
> seem to achieve a working system.
> I am using a livecd burned from the gentoo-alpha-2004_2-20040730.iso
> I used a stage1 tarball stage1-alpha-20040730.tbz2 to perform the
> and all seemed to go according to the gentoo handbook instructions. I chose
> genkernel option, and its creation/build also seemed to match the gentoo
> handbook material.
> The kernel version is kernel-2.4.21-alpha-r12. The step where the system disk
> is made bootable and a bootloader is configured is where I seem to be
> I chose to configure/use the aboot bootloader; however, I can't seem to find
> any directions, other than some minimal general material in the aboot,
> and aboot.conf man pages, which describe how to set up abbot and boot the
> kernel built during the installation.
> Am I using the most recent, stable gentoo linux installation distribution for
> the alpha platform?
> Has anyone successfully built a genkernel from the above distribution and
> booted it? If so, how did you set up the aboot environment?
> The specific problem I am having is:
> boot dkc0 -fl "i"
> ...stuff leading to the aboot scondary bootloader menu...
> jumping to bootstrap code
> aboot: Linux/Alpha SRM bootloader version 0.9bpre
> aboot: switching to OSF/1 PALcode version 1.22
> aboot: booting from device 'SCSI 0 1009 0 0 0 0 0'
> aboot: valid disklabel found: 3 partitions.
> Welcome to aboot 0.9bpre
> (the menu)
> I give the command (wrapped for readability)
> b /boot/kernel-2.4.21-alpha-r12 initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.21-alpha-r12
> root=/dev/ram0 real_root=/dev/sda2 init=/linuxrc
> the boot begins with loading the kernel after a number of device/driver
> configurations but hangs at the point
> IP protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
> IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes
> TCP: Hash table configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
> NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
> FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
> You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem
> <...a sample mount command...>
> >>>WARNING<<< Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem, default is
> ufs_read_super: bad magic number
> read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 01:00,block 64,
> size 1024)
> read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 01:00,block 8,
> size 1024)
> kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
> The dkc0 disk label has 3 partitions:
> a: the swap partition (starting at cylinder 3)
> b: the root partition with filesystem type ext2
> c: the whole disk partition
> I have probably missed/misundertood an installation step or haven't guessed
> correct aboot command so, if someone could provide an example of a working
> aboot environment for a working alpha gentoo linux installation, I would
> appreciate it.
> Thanks for your help
> Bill Glessner - System programmer
> Central Washington University
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