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Old 06-30-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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Compiling FC3 Kernel

Hope someone can help me out here.
I've have compiled the FC3 kernel with the standard config but I keep getting this error when trying to boot. I'm sure that all the correct filesystems are included in the kernel config.

kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (253,1)
In my grub.conf my rpm based kernel entry looks like this

title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.27_FC3)
        root (hd0,2)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.27_FC3 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.27_FC3.img
I'm just wondering what the
initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.27_FC3.img
is, do I need to create one of these initrd files for my compiled kernel to make it boot correctly?

Old 06-30-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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Happens if you have not compiled your file system into the kernel. You can either recompile your kernel with file-system support built-in or you can just make initrd image using mkinitrd command. Search google for making initrd image on a fedora core system. I'm not at my machine so can't help you with exact commands.

Old 06-30-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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thanks for the help.



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