[syslinux] Newbie problems with isolinux

Martijn Bakker martijn-syslinux at insecure.nl
Mon Apr 1 15:31:17 PST 2002

On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 01:02:47AM +0200, Erich Titl wrote:
> Hello everybody
> I would like to build a bootable CD from my running SuSE 7.3 Kernel 2.4.10. 
> The goal is to have a prebuilt system on CD which would install everything 
> from a compressed image on the same CD, some kind of an emergency or 
> initial setup CD.
> So I startet with an directory called root_tree, placed the isolinux 
> directory and the binaries there. I copied the initrd from the /boot 
> directory and the Linux kernel image from /boot, rdev'ed the Linux image to 
> load from /dev/scd0 and hoped I could get at least at a shell prompt that 
> way.

sounds good.

> Unfortunately I get a kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root file system 
> on 0b:00 which seems to indicate that /dev/scd0 cannot be mounted.
> The ide-scsi module gets loaded but kmod reports that /sbin/modprobe for 
> block-major-11 cannot be executed errno=2. This is not surprising, because 
> modprobe is dynamically linked and is not present yet.

do you have the IDE-SCSI stuff, or perhaps even the SCSI as a module? 
(Just running a checklist here :) I read some stuff in the menuconfig help:

You must them provide the kernel command line "hdx=scsi" [..] for devices
if you want the native EIDE sub-drivers to skip over the native support,
so that the SCSI emulation can be used instead.
If both this SCSI emulation and native ATAPI support are compiled into the
kernel, the native support will be used.

Maybe that will help.

> Thanks for pointers

Hope This Helps, Have A Nice Day.

grtz, Tijn

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