Hello, I think that this is something simple that I am overlooking.
Thanks in advance, here is some background. I am trying to install Mint 3.0 XFCE edition on a single SATA drive that already was a dual boot with XP and Slackware. This drive happens to be on a SiL 3114 'RAID' controller (on board).
The live CD boots fine and finds all my drives without a problem. During the install however it says GRUB will not work with xfs and asks if I want to use LILO. Well, ask is not the right word, the message says LILO is recommended but the choices are 'Go Back' and 'Continue.' ?
Continue does nothing and Go Back, seems to continue(what?).
After the installation 'finished' there was no message asking about setting up LILO, so I restarted and not only was the previous LILO still there but the LILO package was not even installed.
I booted of of the CD, mounted my mint partition, chrooted in, installed LILO and tried to run liloconfig, but it said it does not like RAID controllers. So I made my own lilo.conf and after some googling and mounting I got lilo to install it.
Now I get the LILO menu with both Mint and XP and XP works, but Mint gets a kernel panic trying to mount root.
"Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(8,2)"
Here is my lilo.conf
and here is my fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=86a7b8fe-05a8-412f-8dd5-4dfe75d64557 / xfs defaults 0 1
UUID=9CBC8A85BC8A59A2 /media/sda3 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
UUID=5058694C586931C0 /media/sdb1 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
UUID=eb2c43e1-c01a-4f6c-8858-c2f7e668469d none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
I am sorry if this is an ignorant question, but I never had this problem installing Fedora, Slack or Gentoo on the same hardware.
I am thinking that maybe I need an append line in my lilo.conf for it to see my SATA controller? But the CD found everything fine.
Again, thanks for reading.