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Old 02-26-2011, 04:50 AM   #1
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Unable to boot with compiled kernel;

I compiled a kernel and after compilation i am not able to boot with new kernel. i am getting following errors

Gave up waiting for root device
common problems
-Root args
check root delay
check root
missing modules(cat /proc/modules ls /dev)

Alert : /dev/disk/by-uuid / 975f57c9-c735-47do-93bf-0779fce652b7 does not exist
dropping by shell

how to correct this
Old 02-26-2011, 05:36 AM   #2
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Boot with a live distro and see if a filesystem with that UUID exists. If it does, do you have the kernel module compiled to handle it?
You can use "blkid" or list the symbolic links in /dev/disk/by-uuid from the live distro.
Old 02-26-2011, 06:04 AM   #3
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Output of blkid

output of uuid

sivakumar@sivakumar-desktop:~$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for sivakumar: 
/dev/sda1: UUID="f0c4d724-063a-4523-b110-e98061169b29" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda2: UUID="e3f05361-5dee-4793-ba59-900462fbeb30" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda5: UUID="067ccb6b-3a6f-4b57-9a6d-6c78efeca9ab" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda6: UUID="30fe638d-5dff-432e-a781-706c40ead2f0" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda7: UUID="e0b7300e-2e6d-4e71-932c-07d784b4d5c2" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda8: UUID="975f57c9-c735-47d0-93bf-0779fce652b7" TYPE="ext4"

output of etc/fstab

 /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=975f57c9-c735-47d0-93bf-0779fce652b7 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=e0b7300e-2e6d-4e71-932c-07d784b4d5c2 /boot           ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=f0c4d724-063a-4523-b110-e98061169b29 none            swap    sw              0       0
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=30fe638d-5dff-432e-a781-706c40ead2f0 none            swap    sw              0       0

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