This is my first time installing a LFS distro. With the exception of creating a separate partition for the /boot and /home directories (and using the more up to date kernel 126.96.36.199) I have followed the book (6.3) exactly. I got through the book ok (everything compiled fine and there were no errors) however when I try to boot the LFS system I get the following error:
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda6" or unknown-block(0-0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option: here are the available partitions:
Kernel Panic - Not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0-0)
The following is the contents of my /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab files, as well as the output from the fdisk -l command:
# Begin /boot/grub/menu.lst
# By default boot the first menu entry.
# Allow 30 seconds before booting the default.
# Use prettier colors.
color green/black light-green/black
# The first entry is for LFS.
title LFS 6.3
kernel /lfskernel-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/sda6
# Begin /etc/fstab
# file system mount-point type options dump fsck
/dev/sda6 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda2 /boot ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sds5 swap swap pri=1 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=4,mode=620 0 0
shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
# End /etc/fstab
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 10199 81923436 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 10200 10218 152617+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 10219 17545 58854127+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 10219 10409 1534176 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 10410 11429 8193118+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 11430 17545 49126738+ 83 Linux
The windows partition loads without any problems.
I have tried re-compiling the kernel several times in case I selected the wrong configuration options although I keep getting the same error.
Does anyone know what is wrong or how I can fix this?