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On 02:38 Mon 21 Mar , Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-03-20 at 21:13 -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > I also suspect What Jean-Marc said is the problem. I'd recommend
> > completely disabling everything in the old ATA section to ensure it
> > doesn't attempt to control any devices, while building the PATA
> > driver into the kernel and using root=/dev/sdXN in the grub
> > parameters.
> If I use the stock configuration from the 2.6.36-gentoo-r5 kernel,
> won't this have the correct basic kernel facilities built in, at least
> as far as the deprecated IDE capabilities are concerned and the libata
> replacement? I assume the Gentoo devs modify kernels so that the
> default config settings are more appropriate than those which come
> with the vanilla kernel from the kernel devs, yes?
Things are pretty vanilla, as per Gentoo philosophy, unless you run
genkernel to build your kernel. I wouldn't rely on anything being built
in for a manually configured kernel.
Take a look at the kernel config guide if you want some pointers:
> Putting "root=/dev/sda4" on the kernel cmd line in grub actually
> worked, and got me a bit further in the boot process. The kernel
> obviously understood it. However later in the boot process, I got
> "Checking the root filesystem", following by an error message that the
> root filesystem spec of /dev/sda4 wasn't understood. This is a
> complaint about the root fs spec is in /etc/fstab, since I had been
> using a UUID spec there, and got an error at the same point in the
> boot-up about the UUID instead.
That is symptomatic of a missing driver for an ATA controller or root
> > It might be a worthwhile step to boot from a LiveCD and run `lspci
> > -k` to identify the kernel modules.
> lsmod will probably give the same useful information.
The useful thing about `lspci -k` is it only shows modules actually used
by hardware on your system, rather than the huge superset of modules
that are loaded.
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