All: thank-you for the help so far. I have posted this on gentoo-user as well, and will continue to work with folks individually here or publically on that list.<br><br>The responses so far have helped - Bigfish (Richard), I may respond directly to your RFI as you may be able to pinpoint the driver(s) I'm missing. I have added driver support in newly compiled kernels and gotten different errors - but I think I'm close.
<br><br>Again all - thanks. I'll pursue on gentoo-user...<br><br>Gpm<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 11/3/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Ladislav Laska</b> <<a href="mailto:ladislav.laska@...">ladislav.laska@...
</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Andrew is right, this is wrong list. Anyway, you should check that<br>
modules for your IDE controller are loaded in initrd (or compiled into<br>kernel).<br><br>You can do this by selecting the second choice in grub (rescue). It<br>will boot into busybox (a very basic shell) and you should be (un)able
<br>to mount filesystems. I don't know what exactly will busybox do for<br>your, but maybe you will need to create device node by hand.<br><br>For more informations, please write to gentoo-user list, or contact me<br>personally (but NOT this list, unless this is gentoo-installer's
<br>problem).<br><br>On 11/3/06, Greg Morin <<a href="mailto:gpmorin@...">gpmorin@...</a>> wrote:<br>> Good day,<br>><br>> I've installed (several times) on a ThinkPad T-40, trying both manual<br>
> kernel config and genkernel. I followed the online manual explicitly (I<br>> think). The machine is currently loaded with the manual config. Either way,<br>> the results are similar.<br>><br>> Grub shows the two boot options, then begins loading the OS.
<br>><br>> The machine begins to boot, starts loading modules, then kernel panics:<br>> VFS:Cannot open root device "hda3" or unknown-block(0,0)<br>> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
<br>> Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on<br>> unknown-block(0,0)<br>><br>> There is a single fixed disk:<br>> Device Boot Size System Filesystem Mount
<br>> point<br>> ======= ==== ===== ========= ========= =========<br>> /dev/hda1 * 32M Linux ext2<br>> /boot<br>> /dev/hda2 3G Linux swap none
<br>> none<br>> /dev/hda3 ~71G Linux ext3<br>> /<br>><br>> I am able to mount and use these partitions after booting from CD.<br>> /etc/fstab (/mnt/gentoo/etc/fstab when booted from disk) looks good.
<br>><br>> Filesystems ext2 and ext3 are compiled into the kernel.<br>><br>> Grub details:<br>> device.map<br>> (hd0) /dev/hda<br>> grub.conf<br>> default 0<br>> timeout 5
<br>> splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/spash.xpm.gz<br>><br>> title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.17-r8<br>> root (hd0,0)<br>> kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/hda3<br>>
<br>> title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.17-r8 (rescue)<br>> root(hd0,0)<br>> kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/hda3 init=/bin/bb<br>><br>> I used grub-install /dev/hda with no errors. I've played around with the
<br>> "root=" entry, but to no avail - not sure I'm understanding this one...<br>><br>> The kernel image appears to be valid, with no typos in filename/grub<br>> entries.<br>><br>> Any ideas? Seems that the kernel begins to load, but can't mount the root
<br>> filesystem?<br>><br>> Thank-you for any pointers.<br>><br>><br>> --<br>><br>> Gpm<br>> The Morins of Plantsville<br><br><br>--<br>Regards Ladislav Laska<br>S pozdravem Ladislav Laska<br>--
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