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Bug 7055

Summary: Upgraded from 6.0 to 6.1 - system does not boot
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: richieb
Component: kernelAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description richieb 1999-11-16 19:43:51 UTC
I've upgraded my RH 6.0 system (dual Piii, SCSI disk) to RH 6.1.
I used the updated boot disks downloaded from
The upgrade completed succefully, but the system does not boot

The last error is:

VFS: Cannot open root device 08:02

Looking at the other boot messages I can see that the SCSI disk
is not detected.

The SCSI card uses the aic7xxx driver and this driver works fine
in "rescue" mode. I can mount all my partitions and see them.

The problem occurs with both kernels 2.2.12-20smp and 2.2.12-20.

Is there some easy way to make the kernel recognize the SCSI controller?
I don't want to install from scratch.

Thanks for any help...


Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:27:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2002-06-03 17:39:21 UTC
I cannot believe this is still open.
I am sure requestor left in anger long ago ... :(