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donaldtalbert 06-19-2005 02:01 AM

Cannot boot kernel (no initrd.img ??)
 
I just complied my first kernel for debian ver . 2.8.6 for intel 4 processors
and i think i might of messed up on configureing it.
after building it i get...
(this is when i boot it)
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block (0.0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic: VFS:Unable root fs on unknown -block(0.0)

i think hda1 is my hard-drive but im not 100% sure. if that helps any.
if you need any more specs on my pc its few stock medion md1777 (didnt change any hardware yet). Thanks in advance.

btw other default kernels work fine.

Gay R0b0t 06-19-2005 02:49 AM

how many hard-drives do you have?
how many partitions do you have? which one has debian on it?

post contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst (assuming grub is used) or /etc/lilo.conf (for lilo).
thanks

donaldtalbert 06-19-2005 03:06 AM

I have 1 hard drive
only 1 patition for debian

Contents of grub: (without comments)
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title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8.030320
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.030320 root=/dev/hda1 ro
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8.030320 (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.030320 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-686
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-686
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-686 (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-686
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386 (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
savedefault
boot

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I complied the "Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8.030320" (date is wrong) and the one i am useing now that im using now that works is "Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-686"


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