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Hi i install slackware 10.2 on my pc. He have sata hdd.
when i install slackware i type sata.i and i try all fs (ext2 ext3 reiserfs). Install get good, after reboot i always become this:
kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
please help, thanx
You could of course boot from the Slackware CD -- the command will be displayed, it's something like "boot = /dev/sda1 noinitrd ro". Then compile your own kernel and be sure to include the root filesystem and support for your sata controller in the kernel, not as module.
Ok, thanx , i write sata.i root=\dev\sda2 and can compile kernel, i have sata controler SIS 964 (or SIS 900?) my motherboard is asus p4s8x-mx, and i in kernel involve scsi support ant sata support, but i become the same error :/
which point i must involve ?
If you formatted the root partiton which will be mounted as "/" as ext3 or reiserfs you have to include them as well.
File systems --->
[*] Second extended fs support
[*] Ext3 journalling file system support
[*] Reiserfs support
They should be compiled in the kernel, not as module. Of course that depends on what filesystem you actually used for your root filesystem, but it won't hurt to configure it this way, even if you need only one of them.
I think you should start compiling your kernel only when you _perfectly_ understand the hardware basics( what's IDE, what's PCI etc.) and the way Linux manages it. If you don't understand it (my case too, but I'm gonna fix it ), don't compile!
PS: This was just a friendly advice