Re: 2.1.8 fails to boot

Jason Burrell (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 06:42:46 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> Jason Burrell wrote:
> >
> > 2.1.8 fails to boot, giving a "hdb: no driver present" message.
> > Presumably, this means it can't find the ext2fs driver. However, I went
> > back and checked, and the ext2fs was compiled into the kernel, not as a
> > module. I downgraded to 2.0.25, but I'm curious whether this is a known
> > problem or not.
> This is not a problem of ext2fs. It's not even a bug. You just forgot to
> look through make menuconfig/config/xconfig :-)
> The IDE driver has been split into several parts, one including generic
> support
> and others including harddisk, cdrom, tape, floppy support. Just compile
> it with harddisk support and you'll have no problems :)

This pretty much sums it up. I was a complete moron and somehow missed the
new options in the disk config three seperate times. I should start
getting more sleep or something. ;)

Appologies for spamming the list, and thanks to all those that replied.