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Old 12-19-2003, 09:20 AM   #1
talha
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kernel 2.6.0 compilation help need


Dear all

my distro is Redhat 9
i getting the error when i boot the kernel 2.6.0

VFS:cannot open root device "sda2"or unknown-block (0,0)
Please append correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

My root partition is ext3 which is not loaded as module

i install module-init-tools
aslo select correct ATA -ide-chipsets

Thanks
 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
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the 'S' in sda stands for SCSI

is the drive SCSI?

you mention IDE chipsets

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Old 12-19-2003, 10:24 AM   #3
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yes it is scsi drive sorry i mention ide

i mean correct chip set
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:05 AM   #4
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are the SCSI interface drivers compiled into the kernel?
i.e. not as a module
 
Old 12-24-2003, 10:39 PM   #5
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Hi.

AJust try my first kernel 2.6 today.
But I could not find some options that usually exist in kernel 2.4 like:
1. enable/disable SCSI, IDE, dll
2. network devices
3. networking protocol

Does 2.6 simplifies the menuconfig ?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 10:47 PM   #6
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they're all in there, the layout is just a little bit different. IIRC, most if not all of the things you mention are in the device drivers category.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 12:11 AM   #7
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Thanks.
I found them now.
Have compiled it successfully ...
Well ... i know everybody has said this ...
but one more praise will do no harm

" It blazingly FAST !!! "
 
Old 12-25-2003, 01:51 AM   #8
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More question ...

With the new 2.6 kernel, the slack's penguins logo on booting dissapears,
and the screen back to 80x25 characters.

What should I turned on in the menuconfig ?
 
Old 12-25-2003, 02:07 AM   #9
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That's because you didn't apply the bootsplash (framebuffer too?) patch.

Bootsplash.org probably has the information you seek.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 02:17 AM   #10
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Quote:
VFS:cannot open root device "sda2"or unknown-block (0,0)
Please append correct "root=" boot option
Try explicitly telling it the device name of the Root partition - ie , rather than having something like this in your bootloader config file

root=LABEL=/

put it like this instead :

root=/dev/sda2
 
Old 12-25-2003, 05:46 PM   #11
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>> That's because you didn't apply the bootsplash (framebuffer too?) patch.
OK, with framebuffer turned ON, also some boot options in the graphics section, the screen mode back to 773.
I'm still trying the Bootsplash.org.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 05:49 PM   #12
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Ah ... another problem.

I turned ON netfilter, all of the modules but got unresolved symbol.
Similar problem:
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...3-10/4574.html

Please help.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 07:43 PM   #13
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>> Unresolved symbol ...
Solved. Need to install module-init-tool first.
 
  


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