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From: Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] AMD64 problem. (Partly SOLVED)
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 18:13:43
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] AMD64 problem. (Partly SOLVED) by Chris Walters
1 On 11/19/06, Chris Walters <cjw2004d@×××××××.net> wrote:
2 > If anyone has been able to boot from a USB 2.0 drive, I would appreciate
3 > some pointers on how to get this installation working.
5 Yes. The fact that you made it to the "VFS: Cannot open root device"
6 message means that you successfully "booted" from the drive, in the
7 sense that the BIOS found a drive to boot from, and that grub (or
8 lillo) loaded and started executing the kernel. At this point, it is
9 down to your kernel configuration or the options passed to it by the
10 bootloader.
12 As long as the BIOS supports booting from a USB drive, the proceedure
13 is basically the same...make sure you have all the right drivers
14 compiled into your kernel (USB support, USB Mass Storage, SCSI disk,
15 and filesystem), and pass the appropriate root= option to the kernel.
17 Can you post the output of "grep -i -e =y -e =m
18 /usr/src/linux/.config", "fdisk -l", and your grub.conf (assuming you
19 are using grub to boot).
21 -Richard
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