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Re: OT: System is not booting

by targetsmart (Curate)
on Jul 27, 2009 at 13:26 UTC ( #783538=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: System is not booting

since this is not a perl related question, I am just guessing some reasons for the problem

clearly you are passing some wrong options to kernel boot parameters.
during an attempt to see the kernel configuration file, unknowingly you might have edited that file, and failed to undo changes while closing the file.
you might have tried to use a different kernel version than the normal one and failed to give the 'root' kernel parameter .

BTW, tell us about, what kernel you are using?, what are the contents of the kernel configuration file?(just show us the area where you think the problem resides), Is it a new system that you are setting up from scratch?, or just trying to install an OS on a disk where you have only data; in the idea of using that disk as a separate bootable HDD?

give us more clarity on the environment and setup from where you got this error

sometimes you yourself can find the solution when you try to properly explain the setup and configuration details to others, I think that idea may also work, find a OS installation geek in your workplace and try to explain him what you have done, you/he may find a solution easily


Vivek
-- 'I' am not the body, 'I' am the 'soul', which has no beginning or no end, no attachment or no aversion, nothing to attain or lose.


Comment on Re: OT: System is not booting
Re^2: OT: System is not booting
by vinoth.ree (Parson) on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:59 UTC

    Yes you are right, yesterday I checked the lilo.conf file in the first partition /dev/sda1, there all the information has been modified, So We changed it as,

    prompt
    timeout=50
    default=TB-Main
    boot=/dev/sda
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    message=/boot/message
    lba32

    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label=TB-Main
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.28.img
    read-only
    root=/dev/sda1/ image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label=TB-Backup
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.28.img
    read-only
    root=/dev/sda3/

    Previously the 'boot' has been set to 'boot=/dev/hdc'

    I also checked the 'fstab' and 'mtab' entries

    The problem yet not solved, Now I noticed another error message said that,

    Kmod:Failed tp exec /sbin/Modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, error=2

    Kmod:Failed tp exec /sbin/Modprobe -s -k block-Major-22, error=2

    VFS:Cannot open device "801" or 8:01 please append a correct "root=" boot option kernel panic : VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 8:01 Spurious 8259A interrupt : IRQ7

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