Recompiled kernel error - "Unable to mount root fs on 21:42"
So here's what happend...
I have RedHat 7.3 installed. I need to have the option of booting to a 2.2.23 kernel, so I downloaded the source and preceeded to make/compile it. Everything went fine. After compiling I did make modules, then make modules, then make install.
From that point, the bzImage (linux-2.2.23) was copied into my /boot dir, as was an initrd-2.2.23.img file. Also, the make install utility modified grub and placed a new entry to boot to the new kernel. This entry is exactly the same as what appears for my 2.4.18-3 kernel, just points to the 2.2.23 files.
At this point i rebooted into 2.4.18-3 just to make sure everything worked still, and it did, so i was fine.
I then tried booting into the new kernel (2.2.23) and it starts to boot, then i get this error message:
"Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 21:42"
Any ideas guys??? Your help is appreciated.
Asus A7V Apollo-133 chipset
AMD Athlon 1300Mhz (Thunderbird)
Promise 100 IDE Controller