Fail to boot SLS 1.03 (99pl12) installed on SCSI disk

Fail to boot SLS 1.03 (99pl12) installed on SCSI disk

Post by Name withheld by reque » Mon, 07 Feb 1994 02:07:29



I have 2 IDE 116MB hard disk and one 1.2GB SCSI (BusLogic
B?-242B SCSI adapter card) hard disk on my 486DX-33. I have
installed SLS 1.03 99pl12 on /dev/hdb2 (90MB partition)
succesfully. I use MSDOS 6.0 + bootlin 1.4 to boot MSDOS or
Linux from IDE disk c:.

Recently, I installed a complete SLS 1.03 on my new SCSI (root
on /dev/sda4, /usr on /dev/sda8). But I could NOT boot this
installation neither form floppy nor from hard disk. The boot
procedure ended with VFS: kernal panic because it can not detect
a SCSI disk.

It seems the SLS 1.03 installation kernel does NOT support (my)
SCSI disk (although the install disk (a1) does support my SCSI
hard disk). So, I got a copy of 99pl14 and compiled it on my
/dev/hdb2 installation. Now, it recognizes my SCSI disk, I have
13 partitions on it, I tried to mount /dev/sda4, /dev/sda8 and
found every thing on them is OK. The only problem is the /dev
has only /dev/sda1 - sda8, I could not access the rest 5
partitions, /dev/sda9-sda13, which I planed to use as swap space
3 x 16MB and 2 for other OS's.

Then, I copy the zImage into a MSDOS partition and rdev it to
boot as /dev/sda4. Then I reboot, it always boots linux with
/dev/hdb2 as root (I did build this zImage on /dev/hdb2). I can
mount /dev/sda?, but can't boot the installation on /dev/sda4.
Both installations are from same SLS 1.03.

Q1: how to build /dev/sda9-sda13 if I can't find them in /dev ?

Q2: how to install a kernel (zImage) compiled on /dev/hdb2 for an
    installation on /dev/sda4? I did only "rdev zImage /dev/sda4",
    did I missed some steps?

Thanks in advance!

Yanming

 
 
 

Fail to boot SLS 1.03 (99pl12) installed on SCSI disk

Post by Name withheld by reque » Mon, 07 Feb 1994 23:52:51


I will answer my own questions on previous post:
Quote:>Q1: how to build /dev/sda9-sda13 if I can't find them in /dev ?

mknod /dev/sda9 8 9     => to create /dev/sda9

Quote:>Q2: how to install a kernel (zImage) compiled on /dev/hdb2 for an
>    installation on /dev/sda4? I did only "rdev zImage /dev/sda4",
>    did I missed some steps?

Use LILO (SLS 1.03 a1 disk) boot to /dev/sda4 (by hold CTRL key at
booting LILO prompt). Compile the kernel again (I compiled 0.99pl15).
Then, feed the zImage to bootlin 1.4.

My previous problem that can't boot /dev/sda4 via floppy seemed that
the boot floppy I used had bad sectors somewhere. Maybe somebody has
better solution to Q2?