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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test3 cannot mount root fs
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 18:52:50 -0500 (CDT), Thomas Molina wrote:

> > I'm getting the same sorts of error messages with grub. Here's the
> > grub.conf file...originally generated by a Redhat 9 install.
> >
> > 2.4.20 works with root=0303. But I've tried all the variants after root=
> > (03:03, 0303, hda3, /dev/hda3) and nothing works
> >
> > # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> > #
> > # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> > # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
> > # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> > # root (hd0,0)
> > # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
> > # initrd /initrd-version.img
> > # boot=/dev/hda
> > # 2.6.0-test kernels apparently have bug
> > # in processing root=device names
> > # changed to major:minor where minor is letter*64 + partition number
> > # hdb1 = 03:65, hda3=03:03
> > # But, that didn't work for 2.4.20...trying 0303 now
>
> I have a hard time believing that 2.6.0-test kernels have this bug. There
> must be something else going on here. This is my grub.conf file:

If you're running RH9, try the non-kernel RPMs found at
http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.5/RPMS.kernel/

I haven't had any trouble getting 2.6.0-test started with these.

-Paul

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