Re: hard disk transfer
From: Leon The Peon (noemail_at_nowhere.com)
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 20:57:43 +1000
"abi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> i donot hava a CD drive. So i put my hard disk on a friend's comp and
> i had installed a working version of Mandrake 9.1 (i tested it there).
> Now when i bring back my hard disk to my comp, the computer refuses to
> start and the kernel says something like,
> try passing the argument init=
> help needed
Maybe you need to do something like
lilo: linux root=/dev/hda1
then try /dev/hda2
Another way to rectify the same problem is to move the drive from the first
ide channel to the 2nd, or vica versa.
Even if you are sure that you had it it on the first ide channel on both
the existence of a ATA100, serial ata, raid or PCI ide controller in one or
the other can confuse this issue.
try reading the kernel messages to see what device the hard drive is, and
what partition it is .,
when it boots, at the option root=/dev/hde5, if thats what it wants to
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