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#1 2004-01-26 20:53:43

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kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

hi, every one, sorry for english speaking I'm a french Arch newbie !

I've upgraded my kernel from sources to 2.6.1 with scottsconfig file because I have Compaq Presario X1005 laptop. This config file is designed for this computer. I've certainly missed one thing during my upgrade and now I've a kernel panic message which sounds like this :
Unable to mount vfs root on /dev/discs/discs0/part6 ro
I've run grub in command line during the boot, and edited the kernel line, but my problem is that when I use auto-completion in grub, the string :
root=/dev/<key_TAB>
returns me :
root=/dev/null
:shock:  Oh my god, my dev/ directory seems to be empty !!!!

Need to fix it !!!

Please help !!

sady

Thx

#2 2004-01-26 21:07:12

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

likely you forgot to compile devfs support and for it to come up at boot.


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#3 2004-01-27 06:15:29

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

Grub runs before the kernel does so your dev directory is actually empty.  You're gonna have to type in the whole dev line without autocompletion.


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#4 2004-01-27 09:38:27

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

ok, I understand what you mean, but before my upgrade, my 2.4 config went well, and my root directory was something like this :
root=/dev/discs/disc0/part6 ro
So why doesn't it run well for now ?
My root partition hasn't change since I've upgraded.

Is there something to do ?

sady

#5 2004-01-27 11:36:32

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

Anonymous wrote:

[...]ok, I understand what you mean, but before my upgrade, my 2.4 config went well,[...]

did you used the compile-config from a 2.4.x kernel for a 2.6.y kernel? does this work?


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#6 2004-01-27 13:38:47

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

non I didn't use a 2.4 kernel config file !! It was a 2.6 config file ! espacially this one : https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jstephen/shared/scottsconfig 
A config file that has been design for the same laptop as mine.

sady W8 and see... roll

#7 2004-01-27 15:59:02

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

Hehehe, Sarah got it.  That config has devfs turned off.  Arch really needs devfs; that kernel won't work.


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#8 2004-01-28 08:04:44

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

arf no luck for me !!

in order to re-compile a kernel, is it possible to make from knoppix a little :

#chroot /mnt/<My_Root_Part> /bin/bash
#source /etc/profile

#/usr/src/make menuconfig

And so on.... ??

sady

Thanks for your help !

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#9 2004-01-28 16:06:39

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Re: kernel 2.6.1 upgrade trouble !!

Yeah, you should be able to compile a kernel that way.


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