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acute123 02-11-2009 12:41 PM

Problems with Linux Kernel Compilation
Hi Everyone

I am using "VMWARE Workstation" and running Debian Unstable on my virtual machine. I have compiled linux kernel version 2.6.28 on my virtual machine.

Everything seemed to be pretty ok during compilation but when i rebooted my machine at the end it did not boot and gave the following message:

VFS : Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Any help in this regard is highly appreciated.

Thanking You
Best Regards

jstephens84 02-11-2009 12:42 PM

What filesystem did you use? did you compile the filsystem as a module or into the kernel.

acute123 02-12-2009 05:35 AM


Thank You for your reply.

The file system being used is EXT3. I did not compile the file system.


jstephens84 02-12-2009 09:06 AM

Ok that could be your problem. What you will want to do first is recomplie everything but this time make sure that your filesystem says something like * next to it.

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