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Old 08-09-2004, 03:08 AM   #1
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[solved!]cannot boot compiled kernel in grub (SUSE 9.1)

NICE!!! Thanks to Thoreau and Eagle_Seven for responding!!!
I finally got it all worked out

Ok, I installed SUSE 9.1 (installation was very smooth BTW), and proceeded to compile a new kernel (2.6.7)-- which worked fine. I have now inserted the following lines of code into grub:

title Linux kernel 2.6.7
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7 root=/dev/hda2

BTW, I was told that my new compiled linux kernel can be found on the same file system as SUSE9.1, so I basically copied the code. My default linux boot is also located at (hd0,3) and root=dev/hda2

So when I try to boot up my new kernel, it load for a few seconds, then hangs with the following error(s):

VFS: Cannot open root device "\dev\hdc4" or unknow block (0,0)
Please append correct root= boot option
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknow block (0,0)

Any ideas where I'm going wrong??


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Old 08-09-2004, 03:12 AM   #2
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You may not have compiled in your filesystem support like reiserfs, ext3, xfs, etc for the /boot directory. It cannot be a module if your kernel needs to mount it as boot. It must be checked as Yes, not modular. Or the kernel may not actually be there under that name in the /boot directory.
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just an idea, but if Suse is the C drive, is that the third partition of the first hard drive? Because, if I remember Windows correctly, C is the first partition. IN that case, its root (hd0,0), and so it wouldn't find the Kernal on the third partition, if it don't exist. I has similar problems when I installed Suse last week. Just be sure you get the hard drives straight.
HD1, partion 1 (hd0,0)
HD1, partition 2 (hd0,1)
HD2, Partition 1 (hd1,0)
and so on

hope this helps!
Old 08-09-2004, 01:40 PM   #4
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so, the commands would be

root (hd0,0)
kernel <your kernel location>
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