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I just finished installing gentoo and when I try to boot into it this is the error I get Code: hda: max request size: 512KiB hda: lost interrupt hda: lost ...
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    I just finished installing gentoo and when I try to boot into it this is the error I get
    Code:
    hda: max request size: 512KiB
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: Host Protected Area detected
    -current mapacity is 488395055 sectors (250058 MB)
    -native capacity is 488397168 sectors (250059 MB)
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: Host Protected Area detected
    after I sit though that for a while i get this
    Code:
    Root-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up
    VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy
    VFS: Insert root floppy and press ENTER
    and I hit enter(no floppy) and get this

    Code:
    end_request: I/o\O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    VFS: Cannot open root device "sda5 or unknown-block(2,0)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)
    And I have no idea whats wrong, I've tried things such as acpi=off but that just cuts the errors short and the system hangs. Any IDeas

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    Have you tried just the last suggestion in your post?
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    You need to add a line like this to GRUB

    kernel /boot/kernel root=/dev/hda3
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    i do I have
    root=/dev/sda5

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    hda: max request size: 512KiB
    VFS: Cannot open root device "sda5 or unknown-block(2,0)
    error messages are reporting IDE PATA disk ( hda ) and its referring to first partition of 3rd harddisk (hd2). post the contents of /boot/grub/device.map file. how many SATA/PATA harddisks are plugged in?
    Last edited by devils casper; 03-25-2007 at 07:13 PM. Reason: missed a few things.
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