Slackware 11 kernel panic with cusom kernel
I installed Slackware 11. Upon downloading the latest stable kernel (2.6.18), I configured it to add ReiserFS into the kernel (not as a module). All other options are rather conservative to try and ensure a boot.
I did the standard "make; make modules_install; make install".
Rebooting, I get
VFS: Cannot open root device "303" or unknown-block (3,3)
Please append correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not sycing: VFS: Cannot open root device "303" or unknown-block (3,3)
"root=/dev/hda3" , the partition where the system resides.
Now I'm not sure what to do here. I've built 2.6 kernels before for slackware 10.2, and have not had a problem. I have also added support for ext2 and ext3, just to shotgun debug. Most other options are the default, except I added smp support for 2 processors, set the processor type to P4, and added the hyperthreading module. This matches my processor.
So I would like to track down this problem, but I need to know where to start looking. There has to be a better way than to build kernels at random until something hopefully boots. So any assistance is much appreciated.