I have tried pr0.10test1 and test2, and always get a kernel panic on
VFS: Cannot open root device "803" or 08:03
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:03
This is a SCSI drive on aic7890 controller with all partitions
(/,/boot,/var,/usr,/home) set to XFS at install.
No luck changing ramdisk_size at boottime either (increased ramdisk up
to 100000k even!)
root= was specified correctly at boottime.
XFS-pr0.9 worked like a charm with the stock kernel and initrd
install, so I'm curious why the pr0.10 stock kernel and initrd isn't.
Probably is not loading scsi module properly. I recall seeing
something similar some time ago when i compiled a 2.4 kernel from the
xfs devel tree with the scsi_support as a module and not built in. At
that time, despite configuring the initrd correctly to load all scsi
modules, it would panic as well. After install i usually compile a
new kernel with SCSI built in, but this is a problem for initial
installing of XFS in pr0.10.
Once I get my test workstation running again, I will compare the SCSI
options and modules in the pr0.9 kernel and pr0.10 kernel. In the
mean time, anyone else having a similar problem?
K. Mitchell Russell, M.D.
MedITAC Research Lab