HDAMA + FILO
rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Oct 10 10:50:00 CEST 2003
On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Craig C. Forney wrote:
> Unfortunately when Linux is booting up and attempts to mount the root
> file system, it chokes complaining that it can't mount the root device
> (the entry is fine, and linux reports the root device properly as it
> tries to mount it).
can you send the messages. We used to have this type of problem, and it
was almost always partitioning issues or block numbering issues. Linux
acts a little differently when there is no BIOS information describing the
> I suspect that maybe FILO has done something naughty to the IDE
> registers, as I think the root mount is the first work the kernel is
> doing on the disk.
dubious. I'm pretty sure that's not it.
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