kernel panic after building custom kernel for macbook
I bought a new macbook and I want to dual boot it with SuSE. I've installed openSuSE 10.2, using the how-to here: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lo...hp/t40792.html
I've compiled a custom kernel but now when I try and boot into linux I get the following:
i8042.c: No controller found.
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
kernel direct mapping tables up to 10000000 @ 800)-d000
I went into the rescue system using the install cd and there was no lilo.conf in /etc, even tho I put one there after compilation, before I tried to reboot. So I created a new lilo.conf with the following:
append="root=/dev/sda4 quiet sysrq=1"
I also tried with sda3, just incase. And also without the append, so just 'root=/dev/sda4'
and then tried to run lilo but it said something about a read only file system and didn't do anything. When I go back into the rescue console again the lilo.conf file is gone again.
Any ideas on how I can get it to work?
I only can guess, however
1. I think your problem is that / cannot be mounted, reason can be either controller, file system or whatever is not supported by kernel, (if supported by module, you need initrd)
2. With rescue disk, I think / is on CD, which is read only. So, wherever you think /etc is not wherever you want.
3. You need to know where your penguin lives. /dev/sda /dev/sdb.... This is where you picked through fdisk. This is not "try and error"
a. what file system and controller you have. and related kernel options
b. cfdisk output
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