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Old 04-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on

Hi everyone;
I installed red hat 9 with VMware. i want to compile a new kernel. i did the steps of compilation and the version of my new kernel is 2.4.20-9. i also did the configuration in the /etc/grup.config for my new kernel. /grub.config looks like:

title Red Hat Linux(2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=/dev/sda2
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

title Red Hat Linux(2.4.20-9)
kernel /bzImage-2.4.20-9 ro root=/dev/sda2
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-9.img

The problem is ,when i try to boot from my new kernel(2.4.20-9) i get the error: "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on" but if i boot the first kernel no error occurs. What should i write to grup.config as a root path?
Old 04-13-2010, 03:51 AM   #2
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Your new kernel or initrd almost certainly is missing the drivers for your filesystem or for the VMware ATA controller. Double check that they are present.
Old 05-05-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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so,lordofdarkness can you tell us how you solved your problem?


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