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Old 03-16-2008, 02:32 AM   #1
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Problem booting from compact flash (kernel panic)

I used this article to install linux on a compact per the article i have copied /boot/* to the flash(including vmlinuz and grub.conf)...i m using fedora 7 and my grub.conf looks like this :

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,6)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Also,when booted i get GRUB command line as given in the article...i executed these commands..

GRUB> root (hd0,0)
GRUB> kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 rw init=/bin/sh
GRUB> boot

Following the boot command..vmlinuz opens and then a few steps later i encounter the following error:
cannot mount on root=/dev/hda1
append the correct "root="boot option
kernel panic:cannot mount vfs

Can someone correct me,where i m going it required to modify the grub.conf file?Or should i give "root=" some other device? there any other website that gives detailed procedure to deploy linux on the compact flash? required urgently...Thank you in advance
Old 03-16-2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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Hey, i faced the same problem too... couldn really find a way around it.. sorry


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