Re: boot-failure-2.3.99-pre10-2

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 09:03:57 EST

On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 09:26:23AM -0400, wrote:

> 2.3.99-pre7-5 runs ok, however, with 2.3.99-pre10-2, even though it
> compiles without incident, it fails on boot with the following
> messages:
> kmem_create: Forcing size word alignment - nfs.fh
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> 16:42: rw=0, want=2, limit=1
> EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
> Invalid session number or type of track
> Invalid session number
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> 16:42: rw=0, want=33, limit=1
> isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=16:42, iso_blknum=16,block=32
> Kernel panic: Unable to mount root fs on 16:42
> Has anyone else encountered this problem?

This is typically what one would get if the kernel
wants to boot from /dev/hdd2 where /dev/hdd2 is
not a logical partition but an extended partition.

Check your "Partition check:"


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