[Soekris] Installing Debian on a 4501 with HDD on PCI Adapter
clear at netaxs.com
Wed Dec 5 00:48:20 UTC 2007
On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Heather Lockridge wrote:
> >From dmesg, I see:
> hda: max request size: 128KiB
> hda: 2001888 sectors (1024 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=1986/16/63
> hda: hda1
> Which I presume is the on-board IDE controller.
> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
> ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
> IT8212: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:11.0
> IT8212: chipset revision 19
> it821x: controller in smart mode.
> IT8212: 100% native mode on irq 10
> ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe020-0xe027, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
> ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe028-0xe02f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
> natsemi dp8381x driver, version 2.0, June 27, 2006
> originally by Donald Becker <becker at scyld.com>
> 2.4.x kernel port by Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder
> natsemi eth0: NatSemi DP8381 at 0xa0000000 (0000:00:12.0), 00:00:24:c8:cd:5c, IRQ 11, port TP.
> natsemi eth1: NatSemi DP8381 at 0xa0001000 (0000:00:13.0), 00:00:24:c8:cd:5d, IRQ 5, port TP.
> natsemi eth2: NatSemi DP8381 at 0xa0002000 (0000:00:14.0), 00:00:24:c8:cd:5e, IRQ 9, port TP.
> Begin: Mounting root file system... ...
> Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ...
> Begin: Waiting for root file system... ...
> root file system never mounts.
Caveat, I am not a Linux person, but have watched SunOS and
FreeBSD booting way too many times.
My impression on reading this is that the entries in /etc/fstab don't
match the devices assigned between the BIOS and kernel. It looks to me
like you are getting through the boot loader and the kernel has enumerated
the devices, so you must be reading a drive (assuming I didn't lose track
and you were net booting). And it just seems like the right time in the
boot process that /etc/fstab has just come into play.
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