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SubjectRe: 2.4.12 cannot find root device on raid

On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Norbert Preining wrote:

> Hi!
> I have the following problem:
> kernel 2.4.12, md and raid1 compiled into the kernel.
> /dev/hdb old linux installation
> /dev/md0 -> /dev/hde1,/dev/hdg1 new installation
> When I boot my old installation the md device is automatically configured
> by the kernel and I can mount it (reiserfs) without any problems.
> When I try to boot the new installation with the same kernel the md device
> is initialized, but the kernel cannot mount the root device. I get msgs
> about FAT problems and about mounting root as msdos.
> Here some config files:
> lilo.conf:
> image = /boot/lx-2.4.12
> root = /dev/hdb1
> label = old
> image = /boot/lx-2.4.12
> root = /dev/md0
> label = new
> optional

To use a md as root, you need to add a kernel command line:


Put that in the append= line of lilo.conf or type it at the lilo command

See also Documentation/md.txt in the Linux source tree.


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