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I have searched and searched but cannot find what appears to be a suitable answer to my dilemma.
I have this old computer and decided to put Vector Linux on it. My first problem was that I could not get any CD's to boot from it. So I pulled the hard drive out and put it in another machine and used that to install Linux. After that I put the hard drive back into the first machine and went to boot up. I made it to the LILO screen just fine. However, after that I was unable to get Linux to boot up. All I can get is this error message:
VFS: Cannot open root device "301" or 03:01
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01
After searching around a bit, it seems to me that there is an issue with the LILO config file. I managed to put my hard drive back into another machine and boot up with a Knoppix LiveEval CD and here is what I came up with for my lilo.config:
if your two machines (motherboards/chipsets/HDD etc) are not exactly same then you are bound to get errors. i beieve thats because the mobo does not match.the kernel was installed accordingly. so when you changed the machine the driver required for that machine were not present.
one - try and install it on the required machine (with the requied h/w in place)
two - compile the kernel on the present installation with proper options