For some reason I need an kernel 2.2 but it seems that it doesn't see the logical partitions on my hard drive.
During the partition table check I get the following:
hdc:[PTBL][753/255/63] hdc1 hdc2 hdc3 hdc4 <>
note that kernel 2.6.3 displays the following:
hdc:[PTBL][753/255/63] hdc1 hdc2 hdc3 hdc4 <hdc5 hdc6 hdc7>
where hdc5, hdc6 and hdc7 are my logical partitions
After the PTBL check I get the following (were talking about kernel 2.2)
EXT2-fs:unable to read superblock attempt to access beyond end of device
then the kernel panics.
kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount fs on 16:06
Maybe nobody answered because simply I didn't ask a question, although its trivial but here it is , anybody got any idea how to solve the above problem?
I have an idea : repartition ;-) .... hey, you asked for an idea ....
Seriuosly, though, something that does come to mind is that the partition table is somehow non-standard (not to say almost-corrupt), in so far that 2.6.X still can handle that, but 2.2.X cannot. Maybe the order in which the partitions are on the disk, or something with accidently overlapping boundaries (but for some reason non-fatal ?).
If you post your partition table, somebody may be able to help. Try "fdisk -l" but check for all sorts of options to give us the most details. Sometimes it is also useful to look at the partition table from within other OS's. Sometimes they produce more verbose warnings.