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#1 2006-04-23 04:01:37

Registered: 2004-09-17
Posts: 213

Kernel Panic - mounting root device

I've built my custom 2.6.16 kernel with the Con Kolivas patch.  After compiling and installing the kernel, I rebooted into my new kernel, and got the following error:

VFS: Cannot open root device "hda3" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I checked the "root=" boot option in my GRUB config file, and it's the same as my stock kernel, which works fine.


#2 2006-04-23 05:27:51

Registered: 2006-01-12
Posts: 735

Re: Kernel Panic - mounting root device

have u generated an initrd/initramfs image for it ??? u don't seem u have done that...


#3 2006-04-23 12:35:56

From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

Re: Kernel Panic - mounting root device

Include the SCSI/SATA/IDE chipset you boot from in the kernel (not as a module). Include the disk support for these devices, too. With a custom kernel, there is no need for initrd or initramfs in most cases. If you have no idea what I am talking about, don't build your own kernel.


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