I have installed a third SCSI disk (a jaz drive), and am trying to
make it my root disk. So far, I have:
partitioned the new disk (/dev/sdc1),
installed an ext2 filesystem,
copied the current root partition contents to the new partition,
modified etc/fstab on the new partition so the "/" line refers to /dev/sdc1
wrote a new boot floppy with "cd /usr/src/linux; make zdisk"
modified the root partition on the floppy with "rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/sdc1"
When I try to boot from the floppy, the messages look okay up through
the partition check. All the SCSI partitions are found. I then get:
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Unable to open an initial console.
There is some further disk activity on the jaz drive, but nothing else
- Jim Van Zandt
Normally, after the "VFS:" message, I see "INIT: version 2.62
booting". sbin/init is okay:
# ls -l /jaz/sbin/init /sbin/init
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 18416 Jul 6 1996 /jaz/sbin/init*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 18416 Jul 6 1996 /sbin/init*
# diff /jaz/sbin/init /sbin/init
Here's what rdev reports about the boot floppy:
# rdev /dev/fd0
Root device /dev/sdc1
# rdev -v /dev/fd0
Video mode 65535
# rdev -R /dev/fd0
Root flags 1
# rdev -r /dev/fd0
# rdev -s /dev/fd0
Swap device Boot device