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Hi, I currently installed RH9.0 dual boot with win2k on my dell latitude d600 laptop and here the problem I am having: The stock kernel (2.4.20-8) boots fine (with ACPI not functioning properly). I went on upgrading the kernel to 2.4.23 with devfs enabled, things are better(ACPI works and a lot more). Now when I tried compiling kernel 2.6.0 with devfs enabled (I desperately need this feature for my works), it doesn't boot. The error I get was:  An intensive google-search points me to think that it is because of grub.conf file, although no clear solution came out of the ...

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    Default RH9, kernel 2.6.0 and grub booting problem

    Hi,

    I currently installed RH9.0 dual boot with win2k on my dell latitude
    d600 laptop and here the problem I am having:

    The stock kernel (2.4.20-8) boots fine (with ACPI not functioning
    properly). I went on upgrading the kernel to 2.4.23 with devfs enabled,
    things are better(ACPI works and a lot more). Now when I tried compiling
    kernel 2.6.0 with devfs enabled (I desperately need this feature for my
    works), it doesn't boot. The error I get was: 

    An intensive google-search points me to think that it is because of
    grub.conf file, although no clear solution came out of the search. Here
    is my grub.conf:

    default=0
    timeout=10
    splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

    title MS Windows 2000 Professional
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
    initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.23-dev2)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.23-dev2 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
    init=/sbin/init.dev2
    initrd /initrd-2.4.23.img

    title Red Hat Linux (2.6.0-dev2)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.0-dev2 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
    init=/sbin/init.dev2
    initrd /initrd-2.6.0-dev2.img


    Apparently, grub doesn't like "root=LABEL=/" entry with kernel 2.6.0
    although it works in all the 2.4.x kernels. I have tried changing that
    to "root=/dev/hda3" where my physical / directory is, and
    "root=/dev/ide/host0/bus0/lun0/part3" where the logical / directory
    under devfs is. All go without results.

    At this stage, I am desperate. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Bests and btw, Happy New Year All.

    tquan.

    tquan Guest

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    > things are better(ACPI works and a lot more). Now when I tried compiling [/ref]

    Did you check if your filesystem of the root device (ext3, reiser, ?) and
    device driver (ide, scsi?) is compiled either into the kernel or as module?
    If as module, did you create the correct initrd? Did you install the new
    module-init-tools that are needed for 2.6.0?
    Eggert
    Eggert Guest

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    Default Re: RH9, kernel 2.6.0 and grub booting problem

    hi,

    tquan wrote:
    [..] 
    AFAIK, the 2.6.0 kernel no longer needs the hdc=ide-scsi boot flag
    try booting wihout it
     
    check the kernel docs (probably in /usr/src/linux-2.6.0/Docs)
    there should be a file that lists all boot parameters
    maybe that file has a solution

    regards

    joachim
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    Joachim Beckers wrote: 
    >
    > AFAIK, the 2.6.0 kernel no longer needs the hdc=ide-scsi boot flag
    > try booting wihout it

    >
    > check the kernel docs (probably in /usr/src/linux-2.6.0/Docs)
    > there should be a file that lists all boot parameters
    > maybe that file has a solution
    >
    > regards
    >
    > joachim[/ref]


    Sorry I wasn't able to view the news in the past couple of days. I just
    got back to work today and plan to investigate all your advise. I will
    get back here if i get any further problem with this.

    Thanks for all your great helps.
    regards,
    tquan.

    tquan Guest

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    "tquan" <com> wrote in message news:saic.com... [/ref]

    Don't even bother with running 2.6 on RedHat 9, there's enough packages to
    update and enough inter-related flakiness that it's not worth your time.
    Proceed directly to Fedora, or wait for the next Fedora release to start out
    with a 2.6.x kernel (which should be in a few months, according to RedHat).


    Nico Guest

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    "Joachim Beckers" <net> wrote in message
    news:3ff868cf$0$10603$skynet.be... 
    > AFAIK, the 2.6.0 kernel no longer needs the hdc=ide-scsi boot flag
    > try booting wihout it[/ref]

    Nobody ever has: it has always worked better (or at least for the last 3
    years!) to load the module after boot time, as an optionally enabled init
    script.


    Nico Guest

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    Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
     

    But RH will charge for Fedora, right? last time I checked, it's about
    $150.0 per license. Sorry if I sound like a cheap cake here but I like
    free stuff:).

    regards,
    tquan.

    tquan Guest

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    Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
     

    I wonder if you could give me an example of such script?
    Thanks.
    regards,
    tquan.

    tquan Guest

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    Hi,
    thank you all for helping me out. I was finally able to get it going. I
    think the key point for it to work is to point root to the proper device,
    which in my case is: root=/dev/hda3 and NOT USING the initrd line. I post it
    here in case somebody falls into the same track.

    Bests,
    tquan.

    "Joachim Beckers" <net> wrote in message
    news:3ff868cf$0$10603$skynet.be... 
    > AFAIK, the 2.6.0 kernel no longer needs the hdc=ide-scsi boot flag
    > try booting wihout it

    > check the kernel docs (probably in /usr/src/linux-2.6.0/Docs)
    > there should be a file that lists all boot parameters
    > maybe that file has a solution
    >
    > regards
    >
    > joachim
    > --
    >
    > -----------------------------------------------------------
    > Please remove NOSPAM in my e-mail adress to reply.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------
    >[/ref]


    vh Guest

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    "tquan" <com> wrote in message
    news:3ffa73c8$saic.com... [/ref]
    init 
    >
    > I wonder if you could give me an example of such script?
    > Thanks.
    > regards,
    > tquan.[/ref]

    I lost the last one I had: can you wait for Tuesday for me to rebuild and
    double-test one?


    Nico Guest

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