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New rig freezes on boot
Old system: ASUS A8N_SLi Deluxe, Athlon 3500+, 2GB GEIL DDR(1)
New system: ASUS M2V, Atlon 3800+, 1GB Kingston DDR2
Both systems with Radeon PCI Express X300, 250GB SATA.
Dual boot with XP and Mandriva 2007.
XP booted OK and after installing (new) drivers works fine, (that's how I can write this).
Mandriva will not load in any mode - the ouput from 'failsafe'
Loading sd_mod.ko module Loading jbd.ko module Loading ext3.ko module Mounting /proc filesystem Mounting sysfs Creating device files Mounting tempfs on /dev Creating root device Trying to resume from /dev/sda6 Unable to access resume device (/dev/sda6) echo: cannot open /proc/suspend2/do-resume for write: 2 Mounting root filesystem /dev/root mount: error 6 mounting ext3 flags default well, retrying without option flags mount: error 6 mounting ext3 well, retrying without any flag mount: error 6 mounting ext3 Switching to new root ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!: 2 unmounting old /proc unmounting old /sys Switchroot: mount failed: 22 Initrd finished kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
I ran 'rescue' from the install DVD which is no help except
# lsparts //.. returns nothing
# fdisk -l //.. returns nothing
# fdisk -l /dev/sda //.. returns nothing
#lsparts //.. returns nothing
If I try to mount all detected hardware:
sata_via IVT8273A installs OK
IDE/USB IVT82C586 fails with "Can't find via82Cxxx in archive"
If I try to mount I get "/mnt can't find root device".
I ran a partiton manager (from DOS?) and it sees all my partitions.
Where to now?:drown:
Looks like it can't find you SATA hard drive. There should be a boot option where you can load all of the drivers.'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.'
01-29-2007 #3Originally Posted by tech_man
Are you talking from the DVD or HDD for driver load option? Like I said there is one on the DVD but it only partially succeeds and doesn't load the one 'good' driver onto the HDD.
More Info - Kernel problem
It seems I have a hardware issue. I tried to run the 'patch' option from the DVD and it threw up "Found VIA VT8237A SATA 2 controller" with the query "Any other hardware?".
If I select "No" I get the responseCode:
An error occurred - An error occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.
However it appears this could be a problem since:
a) it is not clear just which SATA ports it accesses
b) is not supported on kernel 2.6.17-x (it seems, however, that it is on 2.6.18 )
SO. How do I patch the kernel on a drive I cannot access.
How can I upgrade Mandriva 2007 with another Distro without trashing my programs and/or data, (/home is a separate partition, TG).
Does the name Yossarian mean anything here?