home-compiled kernel in panic
I've got a strange problem when compiling my own 2.6.3 kernel: my method is making a debian package of it with make-kpkg buildpackage -rev full1 kernel_image. After that I install the image with dpkg-i kernel-image-2.6.3_full1_i386.deb. It installs and updates grub automatically. When I try to boot on it it fails, giving the message:
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda7" or unknown block (0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
I've taken a look at my menu.lst file in /boot/grub, and the entry for my new kernel doesn't have a line about initrd. In /boot/grub/ there isn't even a initrd.img for the new kernel. For the other kernels (2.6 and 2.4, which I didn't compile myself) there is.
At first I had disabled a lot of modules with "make menuconfig". This time I didn't change anything with "make menuconfig", but it hasn't solved the problem at all.
Hope anyone can help me.