For my desktops and laptop I have configured and compiled kernels, I dunno, hundreds of times.
The default kernel that comes with slackware works fine on my Iop, yet every time I try to
boot with a custom-configured kernel, it gives me an error to the effect of can not find /dev/hda2
and to boot (bad pun I know ;) it doens't even list the hard drive partitions in the messages.
Is there something I'm missing? Is there a lilo configuration other than the normal that I need?
Sounds like the Hard Drive Controller is Not being set to Primary IDE ONLY ?
I barely know Windose, but there this causes noticable sound/performance problems.
Hopefully Someone else Really knows, & they will take the Time to Answer.
I think this issue has been discussed quite a lot on this bbs, and the apparant answer is that the sandisk is not friendly, do a search and you'll likely come up with a solution for your troubles.. (I'm not posting it because I don't know where it is, not because I don't want to help you)
I had this same trouble and learned alot. Apparently the new method used to probe in 2.4.x is not sandisk friendly. There are two ways around this. At the lilo prompt type "linux hdb=noprobe" or specify it in your lilo.conf as an append option. The other solution is much better. Someone posted a small patch a few weeks back that you can compile into the kernel it probe in a manner that doesn't break stuff. It was relatively recent. Just search backwards in the bbs for something like "redhat 2.4.x trouble" or something. You should find the info you need there.
BTW, the advantage to the compiling the patch into the kernel is that you can use the sandisk. If you use noprobe than you can't.
Hope that helps. This problem gave me fits for a long time.
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