kernel panic on startup
I can only boot slack 11 from the cd using;
huge26.s root=/dev/sda2 noinitrd ro
then everything works fine. when I try to boot from lilo, i get;
kernel panic - not syncing VFS
UFS cant open root dev "802" or unknown block(8,2)
append correct "root=" boot option
I am running 126.96.36.199
what should I do? This is a fresh install, I can start over if I have too.
Here is my lilo;
boot = /dev/sda
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda2
label = linux
I installed the 2.6 kernel from the 2nd cd from the 'extra' directory, but I left the old 2.4 headers alone. I also installed the 2.6 modules as well. The huge26.s kernel was installed during setup.
Other than having to boot from the cd, the system runs great. I have it on a wireless network, can cruise the internet, installed afterstep, have sound, etc etc.
Am I supposed to append anything? :confused:
I hope that is only the stanza for the 'linux' you added for the 2.6. You should 'man lilo.conf' to get a understanding about lilo. If it is then you need to read the '/boot/README.initrd'. I am assuming that your error is VFS error, which means the filesystem support is not available. The initrd would be an easy way to get your system up and running.
Another suggestion would be to get some background information from one of the online reference in my sig.
Ok, thanx, got it. I ran mkinitrd and reconfigured lilo. Now this rig boots like it should. Thanks for the help,
err, im not understanding the steps above, im still getting the kernel panic
VSF: cannot load root device "801" or 8:01
trying to boot with an USB External HDD
i cant boot through either the boot cd or lilo
tried running it with sata.i and scsi.s kernels...no go
also everytime i run the bootdisk to check thing's i have to use "cfdisk /dev/sda" just to see the hard drive to mount drive again...(not sure if this is normal :/ )
First, you should start a new thread instead of hi-jacking a solved thread. You will get more response!
Read the /boot/README.initrd to get the idea of the initrd.
Also a search on LQ will get you several solved posts. A good one.
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