Hi - I have set up quite a few systems using lilo but this time i am stumped.

After using Knoppix 4.0 for a while from DVD i decided i liked it enough to give it a partition.

I used knoppix-installer from the CP to install Knoppix 4 on hda5. I had the boot loader installed on hda5 also, because my multi boot lilo configuration is working great, and i figured i could just edit /etc/lilo.conf to bring up the new Knoppix. So far i have been proved wrong. Here is my lilo.conf

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lba32
boot="/dev/hda"
prompt
timeout="50"
message=/boot/message
# map=/boot/System.map
# install=/boot/boot.b

image="/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8"
label="RH9"
root="/dev/hda1"
read-only
initrd="/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img"

image=/boot/vmlinuzKnoppix
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrdKnoppix
label="Knoppix"
append="devfs=mount lang=us dma"
vga=788
# read-write
read-only

#image=/vmlinuz
# label="Woody"
# root=/dev/hda5
# initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.7-1.494.2.2.eric.img#
# read-only
# append="hdc=ide-scsi root=LABEL=/"
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The error i get is:
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Code:
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
RAMDISK: Incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 4194304
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(3,5)
Here is my /boot dir:


Code:
[root@GoldenFalcon tom]# ll /mnt/hda5/boot
total 7136
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       308326 Jun  1 16:29 coffee.bmp
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        60612 May 26 14:52 config-2.6.11
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           13 Aug  5 17:02 debian.bmp -> /boot/sid.bmp
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       153720 Jun  1 16:29 debianlilo.bmp
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          384 Aug  5 17:17 grub
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           17 Aug  5 17:16 initrd.img -> initrd.img-2.6.11
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      4121516 Aug  5 17:16 initrd.img-2.6.11
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           17 Aug  5 13:36 initrdKnoppix -> initrd.img-2.6.11
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        94356 Feb  2  2005 memtest86.bin
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        98728 Apr  4 09:22 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        23662 Jun  1 16:29 sarge.bmp
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        24116 Jun  1 16:29 sid.bmp
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           17 Aug  5 17:02 System.map -> System.map-2.6.11
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       867554 May 26 14:55 System.map-2.6.11
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Aug  5 17:16 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.11
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1531698 May 26 14:55 vmlinuz-2.6.11
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Aug  5 13:35 vmlinuzKnoppix -> vmlinuz-2.6.11
As you can see - i've been grasping at straws in my lilo.conf - but nothing has worked yet. The links are so that i do all of my lilo work from one OS.

Please don't tell me to change to GRUB - i have already considered that. I like the simplicity of lilo.



Thanks - Tom