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After a long and grevieous process of restoring both Knoppix and Win XP, the Knoppix installed on my HD would not work. During the process of reparing both OSes, I ...
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- 04-26-2005 #1
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- Feb 2005
- Noplace Interesting
this blasted boot program--
After a long and grevieous process of restoring both Knoppix and Win XP, the Knoppix installed
on my HD would not work. During the process of reparing both OSes, I had moved Knoppix to
/dev/hda6 , but previously it was at /dev/hda7
During bootup, the normal colorful text comes up explaining that I am booting to Knoppix, and
then comes an error message saying that /dev/hda7 is not a valid root filesystem. I gave the
root=/dev/hda6 boot option to the kernel, and the colorful text came along fine until the error mesg.
I don't think this is the kernel malfunctioning, but rather a program running at startup, trying to
validate the root fs. How do I find out what this program is, and more importantly, how do I configure it?
I was able to solve this problem by booting to the CD Knoppix and doing this:
hda7: block special (3/7)
mknod hda7.backup b 3 7 (make a backup copy of hda7)
ln -s hda6 hda7
However, I would still like to know how to configure this program, as this is not the first time
that I have had to reinstall because of this error.
- 04-26-2005 #2
well, depending if you are using grub or lilo.
if it is grub, you need to change it in /boot/grub/menu.lst
if it is lilo, you need to change it in /etc/lilo.conf (IIRC)Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good