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Old 08-31-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
welsh2000836
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Unhappy mkinitrd


Hello all!

I have already recompiled my new kernel 2.4.22. And everything looks fine. But when I reboot the PC. I can't enter it.
I know it is because I add the initrd file. But if I'm not append the initrd file in the lilo.conf. The system can't boot,too. The message will say "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01".

Who can help me. Thank you very much!!




it always display the message(like a infinite loop):

kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8



The following is my lilo.conf.

# lilo.conf
lba32
boot=/dev/sda
root=/dev/sda1
install=/boot/boot-menu.b
map=/boot/map
delay=20
vga=normal
timeout=150
prompt
default=Debian

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-1-686
root=/dev/sda1
label=Debian
read-only
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.4.18-1-686

image=/vmlinuz.old
label=LinuxOld
read-only
optional

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22
label=Custom
read-only
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.4.22
 
Old 08-31-2003, 09:53 AM   #2
lokee
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1) Did you build the necessary drivers into the kernel: like Ext2(or whatever you use), the proper IDE and SCSI things?

2) How did you create the initrd file? was it via the /sbin/mkinitrd cmd, or with the 'make install' cmd after the compilation of the kernel?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 12:03 PM   #3
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Here's a link that may resolve the problem for you. I have the same problem but have not tried this yet so I will interested in the result.
 
  


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