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Old 06-22-2001, 04:07 PM   #1
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Angry Kernel Panic !!!

Please help me. I got the following message after recompiling my linux with some new parameters for the freeswan:

KMOD: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k ...........
VFS: cannot open root device 08:05
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 08:05

and it doesn't boot.

Any help ASAP will be apreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Ariel Kirsman
Buenos Aires
Old 06-22-2001, 04:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like you might have forgotten to include Extended2 FS support in your kernel, hence it falls over after trying to locate a module (which it can't do as it doesn't have modules or modprobe yet) while trying to find the root FS.

If this is the case then you need to boot from a boot disk and install a different kernel, then re-run LILO. Other things I can think of is forgetting to put support for your hard disk controllers. Did you edit lilo.conf at all? I take it you must have remember to run LILO, actually yeah, you must have or it would still find the old kernel and would boot....

good luck



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