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Old 10-26-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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kernel panic after new install

I have a major problem (to me anyway)

Tried to compile and install anew kernel, not sure if the problem is with the kernel or lilo but I now can't boot my system I get

VFS: Cannot open root device "301" or unknown-block(3,1)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,1)
lilo does have a root option though


and when I try and revert to LinuxOLD label/ sbin/lilo seems to work ok but I still get this kernel panic on reboot. What can I do to get my system back up?
Old 10-26-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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your old kernel should still be in your /boot directory. you can point lilo to that, and reinstall lilo.
Old 10-26-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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I'm fairly certain I've done that but maybe for some reason lilo is not working properly because I'm still getting the boot messages above.


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