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Old 01-05-2005, 03:23 AM   #1
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Grub, booting problems.

Greetings, i''m using Gentoo.
I've got troubles with booting at gentoo.
The kernel has been compiled with Genkernel
It says as startup:
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs

I've got these information in grub.conf

default 0
timeout 9

title=Gentoo Startup
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/kernel-2-6-7-gentoo-r11 root=/dev/sda3
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd-2-4.26-gentoo-r14

I'm sure it's SDA, due vmware simulates only SDA drivers.

I'm very gladd, if this could be fixed somehow.

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Old 01-05-2005, 03:54 AM   #2
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Your problem might be these two lines.:

kernel (hd0,0)/kernel-2-6-7-gentoo-r11 root=/dev/sda3
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd-2-4.26-gentoo-r14

I believe they should be as follows:

kernel /kernel-2-6-7-gentoo-r11 root=/dev/sda3
initrd /initrd-2-4.26-gentoo-r14

hope this helps,
Old 01-05-2005, 04:01 AM   #3
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Same error
Old 01-05-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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What filesystem are you using on the root partition, and has support for it been compiled into the kernel?


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