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Old 07-17-2002, 07:33 AM   #1
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Hi ! Linux Expert,
I have just recompiled my kernel 2.4.18. During my system boot up. It show me some error massage.

Shutting the xfs ...................[fail]

then it stop.. the following message appear.
Request_module[block-major-9]:Root fs not mounted
VFS: cannot open root device "md2" or 09:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 09:02
Old 07-17-2002, 09:14 AM   #2
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I think you've forgotten to include Ext2 (or Ext3, ReiserFS, depending on which one you use) filesystem support or compiled it as a module. Root filesystem type MUST be compiled into kernel, without this it won't work.
You should run your old kernel and compile again.
Old 07-17-2002, 09:28 AM   #3
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I edited your thread title since supposedly giving the title of the thread with an email address no way helps members determine if they can help you unless they open your thread and read it.

Lets try to make decent and help thread titles. Thanks.

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