I've just re-compiled the 2.4.20 kernel, removing various functions which I don't need such as Firewire. And I've managed to break my machine, the reiserfs module I compiled does not work, which is a significant problem as it is my root filesystem. On boot i get the following output
Problem with /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.o
DMI: BVENDOR American megatrends Inc BVERSION version 07.00T BDATE 4/6/02
DMI: SVENDOR MSI PNAME MS-6737 PVERSION 1.0
DMI: BVENDOR MSI BNAME MS-6737 BVERSION 2.0
Kernel Panic VFS, unable to mount root fs on 03:00
I have tried booting with the old kernel which doesn't work, as the problem lies with the modules, I think. I did nmot backup the modules before compiling, so one question is there a backup made of modules before overwriting? or is there a way to fix this.