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Old 01-15-2002, 05:47 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.4.17 with ext3 on SuSE 7.3


Does anyone have a recipe for booting the 2.4.17 kernel(or any vanilla kernel) in SuSE 7.3, and successfully loading ext3 as the root file system? I suppose you can't use the mk_initrd script then?

When I try to load the 2.4.17 from Lilo at bootup I just get a black screen. In Grub I get "VFS: Kernel Panic Unable to mount root fs".


Old 01-15-2002, 07:00 AM   #2
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What do your partitions look like? fdisk -l
What does your /etc/lilo.conf file look like?
Have you enabled ext3fs support in the new kernel you built?

A little more information on what you've done might help in trying to find a solution. And you could read the kernel howto and read about common mistakes/problems.
Old 01-15-2002, 07:07 AM   #3
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I will post my lilo and 'fdisk -l' when I get back home tonight. I have enabled ext3fs in the kernel.


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