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Old 08-03-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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Errors compiling


I'm trying to compile kernel 2.6.7 patched with 2.6.8 rc2 on FedoraCore2.All goes ok but when i reboot i get these errors:

RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28!=32768) 4194304

KERNEL P»ANIC:VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown -block (0,0)

What do they mean?How can i correct them?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 05:32 AM   #2
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How big is your ramdisk and have you run out of room on it?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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I am a TOTAL newbie:how can i see the size of the ram disk?And what does it mean "out of room"?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 12:03 PM   #4
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Run out of room...as in 'no space left'. You can type df to see the amount of space left on the drive, but if you're using a ram disk you'll have to do it when you get the error because it gets wiped each time you restart the computer.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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Well:i removed the support to the RamDisk during the configuraion of the kernel so i get the error about it no more but still i geet the kernel panic and don't undeerstan what you advise to do,sorry,can you explain again?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:05 PM   #6
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OK....what filesystem do you use? Did you use ReiserFS, Ext3 or Ext2 when you installed fedora? Because what I think (this is just an educated guess, it may be wrong) is that you've got either a ReiserFS or Ext3 root filesystem, but you haven't compiled support for that system into the kernel...therefore it can't mount your disk at startup.

Like I said, I could be wrong.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 06:27 AM   #7
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The fs is XFS and i checked all the options about it during the configuration of the kernel.I think that anyway the problem is there because when i compiled tje kernel with ext3 as fs i had no problem.Any other advice?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:09 PM   #8
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Try to use initrd.
You can find all the information in /boot/initrd.README.
It was my saver.
Good luck
 
  


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