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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Write root partition Reply with quote

Hi
I have installed gentoo, while installing it i used genkernel. Everything worked fine. But there is a small problem that every time i open gentoo it asks be about my root partitions place. It ask this before reading the line in lilo about the root,kernel and initrd place(before writing welcome to gentoo linux).
Where have i done wrong? And how can i fix it?
Thanks so much for help...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you post lilo.conf? :)
how did you setup lilo? :)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lba32
boot = /dev/hda
map = /boot/.map
install = /boot/boot-menu.b

menu-scheme=Wb
prompt

timeout=100
delay = 50

vga = normal

image = /boot/kernel-2.6.3-gentoo-r1
label=Gentoo
read-only
root = /dev/ram0
append=init=/linuxrc
append=real_root=/dev/hda7
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.3-gentoo-r1

other = /dev/hda1
label = WindowsXP
table = /dev/hda
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the massage is like

.../drivers/***.ko loaded
--- Detected *** hardware

STEP 3: Mounting necessary filesystems per boot options
Started device management deamon v1.3.25 for /dev

STEP 4: Determining root device
Root device unspecified or not detected
Please specify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell.


Sorry for late answer...
I have gived both to boot then root partition a bootable flag from fdisk but it didnt worked.
(just tried :) )
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like your root partition is ram0? Is that really it or is it a hdx partition. That could be your problem right there.

Being a n00b--I don't now what ram devices are (ramdisk?) but your harddrives are /dev/hdx (x is a letter--a for 1st drive, b for second etc..). SCSI and RAIDs have different designations as well.

I guess my question is:
What is your root partition?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

image = /boot/kernel-2.6.3-gentoo-r1
label=Gentoo
read-only
root = /dev/ram0
append=init=/linuxrc
append=real_root=/dev/hda7
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.3-gentoo-r1


That's why you append the real_root parameter. It's the way to boot a 2.5+ kernel.

try this:

Quote:

image=/boot/kernel-2.6.3-gentoo-r1
label=Gentoo
read-only
root=/dev/ram0
append="init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/hda7"
initrd=/boot/initrd-initrd-2.6.3-gentoo-r1


You are appending twice in your code, I think, thereby overwriting the init= part
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot
but the diffrent append didnt work and for the ram0 part gives worse problem.
but still thanks for your help
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