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Old 07-04-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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[gentoo[not specific]] didn't manage using initrd


Hi!

I've just recompiled my kernel in order to use a ramdisk to make fbsplash work.
I've read "man lilo.conf" and "man initrd", i've recompiled the kernel enabling the ramdisk support (Device drivers > Block devices > <*> RAM Disk Support) (Device drivers > Block devices >[*] Initial RAM Disk Support), i've modified lilo.conf in this way:
Code:
### MAIN ###
boot=/dev/hda 
prompt 
delay=1200 
default=Gentoo 
#vga=ask  #Made obsolete by vesafb-tng
password=xxxxxxxx 
restricted 

### GENTOO ### 
image=/boot/bzImage 
label=Gentoo 
read-only 
root=/dev/hda1 
append="video=vesafb,ywrap,1024x768-32@75 quiet splash=silent,theme:gentoo" 
initrd = /boot/fbsplash-gentoo-1024x768 

### MINIX 2.0.4 ### 
other=/dev/hdb2 
   label=Minix 
   table=/dev/hdb
but, at boot-time, i get this error:
Quote:
Kernel 2.9.11-gentoo-r11 wrote
VFS: Cannot open root device "301" or unknown-block(0,0)
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

if i don't use initrd the system boots normally.


wtf can the problem be??


thanks eb
 
  


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