Subject: Re: Booting new kernels -- problems
To: None <,>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 06/04/1994 22:22:53
On Jun  4, 11:56pm, "Stephen J. Roznowski" wrote:
> > From: (Michael L. Hitch)
> > On Jun  4,  8:24pm, "Stephen J. Roznowski" wrote:
> > > I've tried to boot a GENERIC kernel that was built with 940601
> > > supped sources, but I get a "missing root" error. What am I
> > > missing (before I start digging through the source code :-)?
> > 
> >   I'm running a kernel from sources supped today and it boots with
> > no problem.  I just searched the kernel and don't see any message
> > about "missing root", so I don't know where that would be coming
> > from.  I even searched the entire source tree and don't see that
> > message.  Perhaps you are getting the "no suitable root" message?
> That's the message, I was too lazy to look it up. :-)

  That indicates that no 'a' partition was found on any disks.  This
can happen if the scsi controller driver(s) don't find any disks,
or if there is a problem reading the disk such that the RDB blocks
aren't found.

  Do the config messages print out the identification of your disks?
(I.e. something like:  ahsc0 targ 6 lun 0 <....> SCSI1 direct fixed
followed by: sd6 at scsibus0: xxxMB, xxx cyl, xxx head, xx sec.)

  Also, does the startup message indicate an Amiga 3000?  If loadbsd
or the kernel doesn't detect the A3000, it won't configure the A3000


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