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Old 07-04-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Filesystem-Related Kernel Panic

I'm trying to compile a small, bare kernel, but it seems I've screwed something up along the way and the kernel goes kablooie...

No filesystem could mount root, tried:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root on unknown-block (8, 1)
Some additional info:
EXT3 Support: Compiled in

I think the key part might be the empty section after "tried:", since EXT3 is compiled in and it should have at least tried that filesystem.
Old 07-04-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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What are the parameters you are passing into the kernel when you attempt to boot? Typically after "tried:" you should see something like /dev/hda1.
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I think I finally found the problem. When I was configuring the kernel options, I had removed all SCSI support because the only types of drives I would use on this systems are IDE and SATA. I didn't realize that libata apparently causes SCSI emulation for SATA drives . In any case, I've got a working bare kernel now.


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