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I am installing a new kernel of version 2.4.22 on Red Hat 8.0
I did steps make mrproper, make xconfig, make dep, make bzImage, make modules, make modules_install. All went fine.
I copied bzImage to /boot/bzImage-2.4.22 and System.map to
Where did you get the kernel source? Is this the official kernel source from kernel.org? The kernel from kernel.org needs some patches to use cramfs initrd or at least use to. That could be dated now. That may be a Debian specific thing I'll research now
Last edited by peacebwitchu; 06-01-2004 at 05:31 PM.
I am still getting error on reboot
Kernel panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on 03:00
whether i use initrd image or not.
I am trying fresh kernel 2.4.26 from www.kernel.org. It is written it is latest stable.Does it implies i dont have to apply any patch?
"Kernel panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on 03:00"
actually indicates that there was an attempt to mount the root filesystem to
device 03:00 (major 03 minor 00) which normally is /dev/hda
According to your lilo, however,
your root partition is located on /dev/hda2 which shall be 03:02 and not 03:00
Check your /etc/fstab to see if all mountpoints are set correct.
*ALSO* check your Makefile located in /usr/src/linux-2.4.22. There the parameter ROOT_DEV
Also very important: Make sure that when you compile a driver into the kernel
that the same driver does *not* get loaded again as module. This may cause problems.
well now i managed to get past the prvious error but not able to do clean reboot.At end of reboot i m not go to login prompt.Error message "X server cannot be started " pops up in the end.There was also a message named scsi-detection falied during the boot up.I think this has something to do with initrd as there are some messages that modules cannot be loaded.