Hello! I'm still a relative newbie to Linux and Debian in general, but I have managed to do quite a bit in the few months I've had it. I recently wanted to use a pair of SCSI drives, but was told by a friend that I didn't have the modules and needed to compile my own kernel with them. I used apt-get install to get the source for kernel version 2.4.18. I followed the instrucitons at the debian website for compiling a kenel under debian using the [Debian Standard Method. Afterwards I ran lilo and rebooted. The boot ran smoothly untill I was promptly greeted with the error Kenel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
I inserted the Debian install disk and am able to get back in by using rescue. Now, 2 days and 15 kernel remakes later I am finally giving up.
I have searched these forums and elsewhere and have found problems similar to mine, but were either not resolved or didn't solve my problem. Any help would be greatly GREATLY appreciated.
Here is some of my info.
Working Kernel: 2.2.20(?)
Attempted Kernel: 2.4.18
Root disk fs: ext2
Last few lines of boot:
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux Net4.0.
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 1000 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
Freeing initrd memory: 1000k freed
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
Here is my lilo.conf file contents:
label = Linux
label = LinuxOLD
The two files the image lines are pointing are symlinks pointing to the /boot folder and the files they point to do exist. I also checked make menuconfig several times to make sure I was loading support for the IDE controller and for the correct filesystem (ext2) This was all the info I could think of putting.