I have finally managed to get my 2.6.11 kernel small enough with the necessary modules compiled into it.
However, when I boot from the FD which was created by typing make bzdisk at the prompt. all appears to be working well until it starts looking for the root device and I get the following error.
VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(3,1)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,1)
I know I need to specify the root device, which I believe will be /dev/sda. However I'm not sure how to specify this seeing as the boot disk contains 3 files none of which are editable, and it boots without a prompt (where I would usually specify such a command as root=/dev/sda.
Could someone tell me where I need to specify the root device (I'm guessing before the disk is compiled) , but not sure what is required and where.
Thank you in advance.