Originally posted by tokkee
sounds like you forgot to include support for reiserfs (i assume that your root partition is formated as reiserfs). you have to compiler reiserfs-support into the kernel - modules will NOT help!
did you not keep a copy of your old kernel? if not, it's a pretty bad situation. you have to boot your system somehow to be able to install any other kernel. try a rescue system from your installation cd (if there's any)... if that won't work try to use a knoppix live-cd and recompile the kernel from there
I have the knoppix cd and I figured I'd use it, but how can I recompile the kernel from knoppix? Just mount mandrake and do all the things in a terminal (i think i just explained it to myself). As for the reiserfs support, it would be a big mistake for me not to, I left in support for most FS except for like apple, amiga and things that foreign.