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Re: [SLE] cannot open root device
  • From: John Wilkes <john@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2004 22:08:41 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0405022201260.1672-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
(Sorry for the delayed response.)

My hda disk has SuSE 8.2 on it. That's the one that can't open hda3
as the root partition. The hdb disk has an old SuSE 7.3 system on
it. Running 7.3, I can mount /dev/hda3 and /dev/hda1.

/etc/fstab:

/dev/hda3 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb1 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb3 /data2 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /data3 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb6 /data4 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb7 /data5 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hda8 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb8 /home2 ext2 noauto,user 1 2
/dev/hda6 /opt reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda5 /usr reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 /var reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
/dev/hdb2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0



I re-installed the kernel from the 8.2 installation CD, which also
gave me a new initrd. These fail in the same way.

/boot/grub/menu.lst:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Apr 29 13:52:56 2004


color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
gfxmenu (hd0,0)/message
timeout 8

title linux
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x31a hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 splash=silent showopts
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd

title SuSE_7.3
kernel (hd1,0)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb3

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda3 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd.shipped

title floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1



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On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Carlos E. R. wrote:

>
> The Thursday 2004-04-29 at 00:03 -0700, John Wilkes wrote:
>
> > Guidance and insight will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Could you post your /etc/fstab file? And perhaps your /boot/grub/menu.lst
> as well.
>
>


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