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Old 01-30-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
rmanocha
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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Austin,TX
Distribution: Debian SID-->fully content-->Love APT,kernel 2.6.4
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Kernel 2.6.1 VFS Panic


hey guys,
i recently install debian sid on my machine...however i have kernel 2.2.20(too old) and so i decided to give 2.6.1 a shot(BTW i have successfully compiled 2.4.23 before).
i went through the steps described here
which basically says to do a make xconfig,make bzImage,make modules and make modules_install.
i went through all these steps just fine but after editing my lilo.conf file and rebooting i get the following error(Well this is only an extract since i cannot copy down that error statement):
Code:
VFS:Cannot open root device "342" or unknown-block(3,66)
Please append a corect "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,66)
my lilo.conf file is:
Code:
# lilo.conf
              #
              #  global options:
              boot=/dev/hda
              prompt
              timeout=150
              lba32
              install=/boot/boot-menu.b
              vga=normal
              root=/dev/hdb2
              map=/boot/map
              read-only
              #menu-title=" John's Computer "
              #
              #  bootable kernel images:
              image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.1
                   label=new
              image=/vmlinuz
                   label=old
              other=/dev/hda1
                   label=WinXP
this is a file i created...the file that came with the debian install is too long so i will put it up on my website if neone is interested
plz let me know what i can do about this.
thanks
 
Old 02-01-2004, 01:43 AM   #2
rmanocha
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Distribution: Debian SID-->fully content-->Love APT,kernel 2.6.4
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i have an ext2 FS...maybe i am compiling it into the kernel and that is why i am getting this error...can someone tell me if this is a resultt of that...?
could someone also tell me where i can find a patch to include support for xfs filesystem on kernel 2.4.24?i am really new to kernels so i would really appreciate some help.
thanks.
 
  


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