"I compiled my 2.6 kernel with mostly default settings, adding only debugging support and tried doing a make install. When I did this, the makefile replied that I had no module support for advansys. I looked up .config and found that advansys is a type of SCSI device. The funny thing is that /proc/scsi tells me that I have no scsi devices. (I also happen to know that I have no SCSI devices)"
Are you using ide-scsi for a CD-RW or CD-R?
"VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/" or 00:00
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00"
You can either:
create an initrd.
Or make all of the modules that the initrd normally loads resident in the bootable kernel and dispense with initrd. This is what I always do when I compile a kernel.
Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.