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Just checking... What types of drives are these? sata? scsi? Is there hardware support for both? Speaking of having 2.4 going... Last time I'd be in 2.3, chroot into 2.4 ...
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    Just checking... What types of drives are these? sata? scsi? Is there hardware support for both?

    Speaking of having 2.4 going... Last time I'd be in 2.3, chroot into 2.4 and do a lot of compiling and stuff from there!
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    These are both SATA drives. And looking at 'make menuconfig' it seems that the modules are built-in... should I change it? (Meaning from (M) to (*) in the compile section?)
    Last time I'd be in 2.3, chroot into 2.4 and do a lot of compiling and stuff from there!
    Not really sure how to go there... but I got the 2.5 install disk booted to rescue mode right now on the Linux box.
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    Should be fine as long as the support is there. Can you post your fstab? Possibly something there.

    EDIT: As Jonathan183 alluded to, was there an error like, "Please append a correct "root=" boot option" before the "Kernel panic - not syncing" error?
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    Gonna post this in two parts. I booted to Knoppix to grab a copy/paste of fstab:
    Code:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information
    #
    # <file system>        <dir>     <type>    <options>              <dump> <pass>
    
    #/dev/#REISERFS_ROOT#  /         reiserfs  relatime               0      0
    /dev/hda1    /         ext3      relatime               0      1
    #/dev/#JFS_ROOT#       /         jfs       relatime               1      1
    #/dev/#XFS_ROOT#       /         xfs       relatime               0      0
    #/dev/#SWAP#           swap      swap      defaults               0      0
    #/dev/#REISERFS_HOME#  /home     reiserfs  relatime               0      0
    /dev/hda2    /home     ext3      relatime               0      2
    #/dev/#JFS_HOME#       /home     jfs       relatime               1      2
    #/dev/#XFS_HOME#       /home     xfs       relatime               0      0
    /dev/cdrom            /cdrom    iso9660   ro,user,noauto,unhide  0      0
    /dev/dvd              /dvd      udf       ro,user,noauto,unhide  0      0
    #/dev/floppy/0         /floppy   vfat      user,noauto,unhide     0      0
    devpts                 /dev/pts  devpts    defaults               0      0
    none                   /sys      sysfs     defaults               0      0
    none                   /proc     proc      defaults               0      0
    tmp                   /tmp      tmpfs     defaults               0      0
    #shm                   /dev/shm  tmpfs     defaults               0      0
    usb                   /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults               0      0
    
    # End of file
    Gimma a minute, I'll boot to CRUX 2.5 and type the error from the other computer...

    *EDIT*

    Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(3,1)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option: here are the available partitions:
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,1)
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    I'm bleary eyed so I might be way off base here in my comatose state but if this is the fstab for 2.5, should the entries for / and /home be /dev/hdb* rather than /dev/hda*?
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    lol... that's the file for 2.5. And it should be for hda*. I think the confusion is from the fact that I have them the other way around in my GRUB file.

    Do you think that might matter?
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    Two drives right? So 2.4 is on hdb and 2.5 on hda? Santa Clause must sleep now...
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    Correct, 2.4 is on hdb and 2.5 on hda.
    Get some sleep, Dan! It can wait. I'll be tinkering with it, but I ain't gonna have much time either. So I'll post back and let you know if I got anything going!
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    Drivers for boot device must be in kernel ... make sure all your sata drivers have * rather than M

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    These are both SATA drives. And looking at 'make menuconfig' it seems that the modules are built-in... should I change it? (Meaning from (M) to (*) in the compile section?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    Drivers for boot device must be in kernel ... make sure all your sata drivers have * rather than M
    Just checked mine and support for sata is compiled into the kernel. Unless 2.5 is doing it differently... When done with Christmas stuff I'm going to install 2.5 on this box... maybe tonight.

    EDIT: Ah... was very sleepy last night and thought I should review. Jay, you say support for your sata drive is as a module and not compiled into the kernel? Then change it as Jonathan183 says.

    Edit 2: This (from the 2.5 handbook) may be of assistance.
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