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i just compiled the linux kernel-2.6 today moning. i had a linu-2.4 kernel. the compilation had been successful and all the modules have been installed. Also updated the grub.coinf file with the new kernel img and the initrd img.
My .config file was perfect, done by some guidelines provided in this site by chiriac. Now a problem when booting,
it says unable to mount root or unknown blk number (0,0)
give correct root= option
kernel panic : VFS unable to mount root device
a short snippet of my grub.conf is as follows,
title kernel 2.6
root(hd0,6) /* my boot partition*/
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.myver ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
You might wanna try Ubuntu Linux. I'm downloading it now to try. I read a a review on it from OSnews and it sounds like a fairly easy distro. Better yet if you don't mind waiting awhile and you don't want to download it they'll send it to you for free.
Linux and BSD are like Ice Cream. You just have to find the flavor you like most.
plz ignore the comments format i just put it, i was remembering my grub.conf file and i happen to put the usual /* for commenting, but ca anyone suggest as to why i get the proiblem that root=/ is not valid and lands me up in a panic whereas with the same line in the 2.4 kernel part boots it propoerly, could there be any configuration problem in my kernel , plz suggest
Distribution: LFS 5.0, building 6.3, win98se, multiboot
On the kernel line, try root=hda8 instead of root=LABEL=/
the LABEL syntax has been known to be buggy. The other thing to watch out for is to make sure that fs support for the root fs is compiled into the kernel as egag suggests.