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Old 04-14-2005, 04:15 AM   #1
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Recompilation of the kernel

After recompilation of my kernel iam getting " VFS: Unable to mount root file system on 00:00" and " Please append a correct "root=" boot option". How can I rectify?
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First of all, this question should belong to Linux-Software or Linux-General rather than here.
You should edit your bootloader's configuration file and append, just like the error output says, a "root=" option to your kernel parameters line. Something like (hd1,0) if, for example, your bootloader is GRUB and you have Linux installed on a 2nd harddisk, first partition.
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Moved: Your question is a technical one, so it fits better in a technical forum.

I hope you still have an option to boot your previous kernel. It's very likely that you've missed something important - like your filesystem support. Boot your old kernel and compile your noew one again, checking all the options. If you have dounts, post your configuration to the forum.


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