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http://pastebin.com/348836 arghhh this is really annoying! i have my SATA drive supported in kernel any ideas? Code: default 0 timeout 30 splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz title=Gentoo root (hd0,1) kernel /kernel-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/sda4 title=WindowsXP rootnoverify ...
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    kernel woes......


    http://pastebin.com/348836
    arghhh
    this is really annoying!
    i have my SATA drive supported in kernel
    any ideas?
    Code:
    default 0
    timeout 30
    splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    
    title=Gentoo
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /kernel-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/sda4
    
    title=WindowsXP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    
    ERROR! :
    VFS: cannot open root device "sda4" or unknown block (0,0)
    please append a correct "root=" boot option
    kernel panic - not syncing: VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
    edited by moderator adding what was in the pastbin to the thread for ease of use

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    can you post your /etc/fstab file, and are you sure sda4 is the correct partition? I think I had this problem before, and it was partly because I had the wrong partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamburger123
    can you post your /etc/fstab file, and are you sure sda4 is the correct partition? I think I had this problem before, and it was partly because I had the wrong partition.
    yeah this simply sounds like you specified the wrong root=xxxx
    also could you please paste the output of
    Code:
    fdisk -l
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    /etc/fstab (not full...just root, boot, and swap
    Code:
    /dev/sda2 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
    /dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
    /dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
    fdisk -l
    Code:
    Device       Boot   Start   End         Blocks       ID    System
    /dev/sda1    *       1      3824      30716248+   7    HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2    *      3825    3852       265072+     83    Linux
    /dev/sda3           3858    4370       410672+     82   Linux swap
    /dev/sda4          4372    14596      82140345   83    Linux
    And just to prove that my SATA drive is supported:
    lspci shows:
    Code:
    Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA controller
    menuconfig selection of silicon image driver (selected)information:
    Code:
    This driver adds PIO/(U)DMA support for the SICMD680 and SiI 3112 (Serial ATA) chips.

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    got it...
    it seems as if the drivers were old or whatever...so i found new ones in the SCSI section
    full detail here: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p...5.html#2708335
    -tuxxman

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