VFS: cannot open root device "sda3" or unknown-block (0,0)
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i compiled the kernel manually and i have recompiled twice to ensure that i inclueded support for sata and scsi device and still no go. does it make a different if i go back and recompiled using genkernel ? my first try, i used genkernel but it just hanged and nothing happened so i rebooted and compiled manually. any advise will be apreciated
hey thanks for the reply emerson. i have compiled the kernel both manually and via genkernel at least 6 times and i have ensure that support for scsi devices and all filesystems are built in to the kernel and still getting the same message. I was able to successfully installed gentoo before but i was using linux-2.6.14-gentoo-r1 so maybe the new kernel does not like sata drives. maybe i'll download that kernel and try to install it again, see if that works. other than that, i cant think of anything else. the one thing that i did which i dont know if it makes a difference or not is that after assigning filesystmes to my / & /home partition, i edited the fstab file and changed them to ext3 and later on changed them back to xfs. i really doubht that this change is causing the problem.
Distribution: Debian E, Vectorlinux 5.1std, Arch, Gentoo 2006.0
Originally Posted by snakeo2
the one thing that i did which i dont know if it makes a difference or not is that after assigning filesystmes to my / & /home partition, i edited the fstab file and changed them to ext3 and later on changed them back to xfs. i really doubht that this change is causing the problem.
Maybe it is. Unless you allready build in support for your xfs to the kernel.
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
I need support for SCSI. I didn't know that the kernel saw modern harddrives as SCSI. I thought it was referring to old obsoleted hardware. This problem is fixed, onto the next!
EDIT: And no, I did not need an initramfs. I'm booted up just fine without it. According to the gentoo handbook, you only need that if you have separate partitions for things such as /usr and /etc/. I just have partitions for / /boot /home and swap.
Last edited by fakie_flip; 07-05-2012 at 09:25 PM.