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Old 01-13-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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Kernel panic after install of new 2.6.10


I have just tried (and failed) to get my new 2.6.10 kernel installed under slack 10.0. This was a first go for me and I followed the instructions on the two sticky threads in this forum to guide me through it.

It all compiled correctly but I got an odd warning after running /sbin/lilo - something about map sector being on a different disk (I can't remember what it was exactly)

I went to boot up my new kernel and all seemed to go well for a while with all the zoomy text then I got the message

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Kernel panic - not syncing :VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (3,65)
My first question is can anyone help me put this right and get 2.6.10 working for me.
The second question is are there any resourses that are nice and simple for a noob to understand as to what all that stuff in the menuconfig means (I felt a bit like a caveman with a microwave)

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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hi there,

if you you use " make xconfig " to configure the kernel, you'll get a nice interface
wich also has explanation/advice on all items.

i think you have to make sure all file-systems that you need at boot-time
( like reisefs ; ext3 ) are compiled into the kernel ( so...not as module )
just reconfigure and recompile....

egag
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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You forgot to add support for VFS, just compile it in your kernel, and you wil be good
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies and the advice, will try it all later and report back.

Cheers
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #5
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just for notes, you can have the file system compiled as a module, but you must have an xinitrd to load the module into ram before your kernel is loaded. But it's muuuuuuuch better to have it compiled in as stated above.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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I have seen the same error, but it's not clear what the VFS is for - I mean I just opted for Reiser, built in the usual way, and got the same kernel panic.


christo
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:58 PM   #7
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VFS is a virtual file system, it is used to scan a mounted partition, but in read only mode, mainly ext 2 , 3 reiser, and any other linux fs.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:58 PM   #8
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I had the same panic when i was using reiser with a new kernel. but compile reiser in with the kernel or use an xinitrd and it will help
 
  


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