> Ok, the complete profile is as is follows:
> Dual pentium II, Linux 6.2 e, running a kernel version: Kernel
> 2.2.14-11.ifssmp on a 2 processor i686
That's a very old kernel. You may need to consider
Quote:> The IDE card is a dual channel ata133 raid adapter RocketRAID 133 from
> highpoint, the instruction say that this device wont work with dual
> processors, so the computer is booting with the normal ide way, two
> drives 30 gb each, when conncetde to the card I unplugged the ide
> cable, connect the harddrives to the ide card and I change the bios
> section to none hard drives, the bios recognizes the card and boots
> ok, the card recognizes the hard drives ok, Linux starts to boot up,
> but when mounting root, I get this message:
> "VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:06"
I see no indication that it's a problem due to the use of
dual processors. It seems like your old 2.2.14 kernel
doesn't recognize the new HighPoint controller. It's
looking for, but not finding, your boot partition.
Quote:> on the linux side, I reconfigure the kernel with support for ide
> cards, the dual processor support is "n", I recompile the kernel, but
> when I boot up I have the same problem, so I don't know how to kill
> the dual processor and make a uniprocessor kernel.
> Again any hints would be appreciate it.
Try a newer kernel. Perhaps somebody else out there can
reccomend which ones support booting from the HighPoint
controller. 2.4.18 claims support for some HighPoint cards
(maybe this one, maybe not) but doesn't mention any problems
with dual processors.
What makes you think that your problems are SMP-related?
And are sure you really want to let your second CPU go to
waste to use this card? Wouldn't software RAID make a lot