Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: April 10 2008,13:13
Long time no update. But here's the latest scoop- I finally went and bought a hard drive adapter and yanked the HD out of the IBM. I booted from CD on my good laptop, installed DSL to the old IBM hard drive and selected Lilo as the boot loader. I tried to use GRUB on the first attempt, but upon reinstalling the HD it wouldn't initialize. So when I used Lilo, it initializes the HD and begins to load the kernel.
Partway into the load process, there are a bunch of errors that look like
/modules/usb-storage.o: unresolved symbol usb_root_hub_string
etc, etc. They all have the same front end with different items after "symbol"
And then after lots of this, I get
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device "801" or 08:01
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
So... what I'd do wrong? I'm thinking it may have something to do with the fact that I loaded DSL onto the HD over a USB connection (though I don't know why it would matter.) Since the old laptop doesn't have USB, are those errors just the kernel looking for USB devices?
Anyway, any pointers would be great. Thanks for the help previously too.