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Old 02-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
acute123
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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
 
Old 02-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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What filesystem did you use? did you compile the filsystem as a module or into the kernel.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 05:35 AM   #3
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Hi

Thank You for your reply.

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

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Old 02-12-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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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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