Failure to boot

David Goss dagoss at
Mon Aug 11 14:53:57 PDT 2008

Theo Schneider wrote:
> David Goss schrieb:
>> Hello,
>> When booting my lfs installation, I get the following errors:
>> swapon: cannot stat dev/sda3: no such file or directory
>> fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/sda4
>> I suspect this is due to my grub configuration.  Rather than installing 
>> grub, I added these lines to menu.lst on my host system:
>> title LFS 6.3
>> root (hd0,3)
>> kernel /boot/lfskernel- root=/dev/hda4
>> Here is what my harddisk looks like:
>> sda1 = NTFS
>> sda2 = Ubuntu
>> sda3 = swap
>> sda4 = LFS
>> I will confess that understanding the bootscripts was the part where I 
>> had the most trouble understanding what was going on.  I will need to go 
>> back and reread that chapter, but in the mean time I'd obviously like to 
>> make this thing bootable so actually see hands on how the booting 
>> process works.
>> -David
> Hi David,
> is it an typo? in grub you write /dev/hda4, but in harddisk you write sda4?
> What version of udev you use?
> mfg
> Theo
Yes, that is a typo; it should be sda4.  I checked the thread that 
Tobias suggested; that is the exact problem I am having.  I used 
udev-113 with the udev-config-6.3 package.

lspci outputs:

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE 
Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller 
(rev 02)

I assume the first device is my DVD/CDRW, so the other must be my 
harddisk.  Based on this, should I build the "Intel ESB, ICH... [etc] 
support" module into my kernel and rebuild it?


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