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Re: [Xen-users] Installation error: partition does not exist

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:52 AM, Teng Lu <tai_xian@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We compiled xen-3.4.2 (

> ALERT! /dev/disk/.......does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
> We tried several other settings for "root=" in the menu.lst such as
> root=/dev/sda1, etc.
> But none of them worked. We kept getting the same error message "..... does
> not exist".
> Can somebody figure out why does this happen? Thanks a lot in advance!

2.6.18 should recognize IDE disk as hda. Try "cat /proc/partitions"
after dropping to shell. That will show how the kernel identifies the
disk. Also look at boot messages, search for "sda", "hda", or "ide".


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