1. Boot halted during dev mount / fsck process (RH 6.1, SMP kernel, SCSI system)
I have a problem with my fresh RH 6.1 install that seems to be working
ok with the stock kernel that came with the install, but refuses to
boot with my personally rolled 2.2.14 smp kernel.
BP6 2x366 (normal speed)
2x128 PC-100 RAM = 256M RAM
IBM DJNA-xxx (can't remember exact model, 9.1 gb Ultrastar SCSI device)
IBM DJXXX (can't remember exact model, It's Deskstar 22GXP on UDMA33)
I have the system partitioned so that everything else except
are on /dev/sda (SCSI) and rest on /dev/hdc (IDE). /dev/hda
is ide (win9X disk) and /dev/hdb? is (atapi zip).
Ok, like I said, everything works ok with the RH6.1 stock
kernels (be that smp or up kernel that come with it).
No problems with booting.
I've rolled my own with SMP (+ all the required smp
related settings) after having read all the RH, Linux
howto, etc. document on rolling your own. actually
I've done this 10 times before this successfully, but
that was on RH5.2.
Anyway, with my newly rolled 2.2.14 (release) kernel
I boot fine untill I get to file system check. I get:
/dev/sda1 - 6 OK
/dev/hdc1 not ext2fs device or something else...
/dev/hdc5 not ext2fs device or something else...
The funny thing is that there is an empty line after the successfull
sda7 check, where the sda8 check (my root) should be. It does
check fine and boot nicely with other kernels, but I can't even
see the line (just an empty line) with my own 2.2.14.
After the FAIL i get the possibility to login in as root or
press ctrl-d to reboot.
I can tell you it doesn't help to check the devices/partitions, they
are ok. They work just ok with other kernels.
I have recompiled and recompiled my kernel dozens of times
with NO errors and it always hangs in the same spot. I've
tried monolithic kernels with no modules, almost everything in
modules and really stripped down kernels.
I'm at loss.
Please suggest something if you have bumped into a similar
PS I've also read all the kernel-dev faqs, upgrading kernel instructions and
I think I'm doing everything by the book. And funny thing is, this used
to work for me under rh5.2 (but i won't go back to that due to the
horrible c-library fiasco I had with it). I've also done all the BP6
settings by the book (I must have read every single post on the topic :)
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