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On Sun, 2007-01-14 at 18:42 -0500, Randy Barlow wrote:
> Thanks to Michael and Nathan for your help so far. I've
> tried /dev/hda,c and e as being root upon rebooting, and every time I
> get a kernel panic. I'm not totally sure why, but I've been looking
> into the config to make sure I have things enabled properly (already
> found that I hadn't put support for my IDE interface, but that wasn't
> the only problem) Any other gotchas? I'm completely new to the Mac
> hardware, so this is kind of bewildering to me!
Writing in to give more details - I do have the
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_PMAC_ATA100FIRST set in the kernel, and hda is still
showing up as hda. I also do not see any lines in the boot reporting
that the hard drive has been detected (though they scroll by pretty
quickly and it's hard to tell - is there a way to see what the dmesg was
for a kernel that didn't finish booting due to a kernel panic?) The
panic is the famous "Cannot open root device "hda8" or
unknown-block(0,0)". Well, the cdrom doesn't have an hda8 of course, so
this isn't surprising. What I'm attempting to discover is what I am
missing in the kernel config to get my hard drive correctly supported.
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