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Old 12-07-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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kernel panic (right forum?)


*i don't know if this is in the right forum, i wasn't sure, please move if wrong*

**warning, LONG post**

I'm attempting to compile a kernel to update to 2.6.9 from 2.4.26 (slack 10 default)

whenever i boot into this kernel i get the error:

"kernel panic - not syncing:VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,3)"

AFAIK all needed IDE and filesystem (i use ext2) drivers are installed properly in the kernel, it boots fine under 2.4.26 and windows.
i ran lilo to update the config, it's all compiled and copied to /boot as in :
digital hermit's kernel install guide (no link as i lack 5 posts)

I'm using a Compaq presario 2111ea laptop,

lspci gives:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc AGP Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 01)
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation Intel 537 [M5457 AC-Link Modem]
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1



my .config file for the kernel is (done with gconfig, builds perfectly) (i removed all the bits that are not set as otherwise the post is too long)

Code:

# Automatically generated make config: don't edit
# Linux kernel version: 2.6.9
# Mon Dec  6 23:54:38 2004
#
CONFIG_X86=y
CONFIG_MMU=y
CONFIG_UID16=y
CONFIG_GENERIC_ISA_DMA=y
CONFIG_GENERIC_IOMAP=y

#
# Code maturity level options
#
CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y
CONFIG_CLEAN_COMPILE=y
CONFIG_BROKEN_ON_SMP=y

#
# General setup
#
CONFIG_LOCALVERSION=""
CONFIG_SWAP=y
CONFIG_SYSVIPC=y
CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE=y
CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT=y

CONFIG_SYSCTL=y
CONFIG_AUDIT=y
CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL=y
CONFIG_LOG_BUF_SHIFT=14
CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y
CONFIG_IKCONFIG=y
CONFIG_KALLSYMS=y
CONFIG_FUTEX=y
CONFIG_EPOLL=y
CONFIG_IOSCHED_NOOP=y
CONFIG_IOSCHED_AS=y
CONFIG_IOSCHED_DEADLINE=y
CONFIG_IOSCHED_CFQ=y
CONFIG_SHMEM=y

#
# Loadable module support
#
CONFIG_MODULES=y
CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD=y
CONFIG_OBSOLETE_MODPARM=y
CONFIG_KMOD=y

#
# Processor type and features
#
CONFIG_X86_PC=y
CONFIG_MK7=y
CONFIG_X86_CMPXCHG=y
CONFIG_X86_XADD=y
CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT=6
CONFIG_RWSEM_XCHGADD_ALGORITHM=y
CONFIG_X86_WP_WORKS_OK=y
CONFIG_X86_INVLPG=y
CONFIG_X86_BSWAP=y
CONFIG_X86_POPAD_OK=y
CONFIG_X86_GOOD_APIC=y
CONFIG_X86_INTEL_USERCOPY=y
CONFIG_X86_USE_PPRO_CHECKSUM=y
CONFIG_X86_USE_3DNOW=y
CONFIG_HPET_TIMER=y
CONFIG_PREEMPT=y
CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC=y
CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC=y
CONFIG_X86_TSC=y
CONFIG_X86_MCE=y
CONFIG_X86_MCE_NONFATAL=y
CONFIG_X86_MCE_P4THERMAL=y
#
# Firmware Drivers
#
# CONFIG_EDD is not set
CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM=y
CONFIG_MTRR=y
CONFIG_HAVE_DEC_LOCK=y

#
# Power management options (ACPI, APM)
#
CONFIG_PM=y
CONFIG_SOFTWARE_SUSPEND=y
CONFIG_PM_STD_PARTITION=""

#
# ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support
#
CONFIG_ACPI=y
CONFIG_ACPI_BOOT=y
CONFIG_ACPI_INTERPRETER=y
CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP=y
CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_FS=y
CONFIG_ACPI_AC=y
CONFIG_ACPI_BATTERY=y
CONFIG_ACPI_BUTTON=y
CONFIG_ACPI_FAN=y
CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR=y
CONFIG_ACPI_THERMAL=y
CONFIG_ACPI_BLACKLIST_YEAR=0
CONFIG_ACPI_BUS=y
CONFIG_ACPI_EC=y
CONFIG_ACPI_POWER=y
CONFIG_ACPI_PCI=y
CONFIG_ACPI_SYSTEM=y
CONFIG_X86_PM_TIMER=y

#
# APM (Advanced Power Management) BIOS Support
#
# CONFIG_APM is not set

#
# CPU Frequency scaling
#
CONFIG_CPU_FREQ=y
CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_PERFORMANCE=y
CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_PERFORMANCE=y
CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_USERSPACE=y
CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_TABLE=y

#
# CPUFreq processor drivers
#
CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ=y
CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K7=y
CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K7_ACPI=y

#
# Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA)
#
CONFIG_PCI=y
CONFIG_PCI_GOANY=y
CONFIG_PCI_BIOS=y
CONFIG_PCI_DIRECT=y
CONFIG_PCI_MMCONFIG=y
CONFIG_PCI_NAMES=y
CONFIG_ISA=y
#
# PCMCIA/CardBus support
#
CONFIG_PCMCIA=y
CONFIG_YENTA=y
CONFIG_CARDBUS=y
CONFIG_PCMCIA_PROBE=y

#
# PCI Hotplug Support
#
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI is not set

#
# Executable file formats
#
CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y
CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT=y
CONFIG_BINFMT_MISC=y

#
# Device Drivers
#

#
# Generic Driver Options
#
CONFIG_STANDALONE=y
CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD=y
CONFIG_FW_LOADER=m

#
# Memory Technology Devices (MTD)
#
# CONFIG_MTD is not set

#
# Parallel port support
#
CONFIG_PARPORT=y
CONFIG_PARPORT_PC=y
CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_CML1=y
#
# Pluged ye and Play support
#
CONFIG_PNP=y
# CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG is not set

#
#
# Protocols
#
CONFIG_ISAPNP=y
# Block devices
#
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB=y

#
# ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support
#
CONFIG_IDE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y

#
# Please see Documentation/ide.txt for help/info on IDE drives
#
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECS=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD=y
CONFIG_IDE_TASKFILE_IO=y
#
# IDE chipset support/bugfixes
#
CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y
CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_GENERIC=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_PCI=y
CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ALI15X3=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y
CONFIG_IDEDMA_AUTO=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD=y

#
# SCSI device support
#
CONFIG_SCSI=y

#
# SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM)
#
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD is not set
# CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST is not set
# CONFIG_CHR_DEV_OSST is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR is not set
# CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG is not set

#
# Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs
#
# SCSI Transport Attributes
# SCSI low-level drivers
CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2XXX=y

#
# PCMCIA SCSI adapter support
#
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_AHA152X is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_FDOMAIN is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_NINJA_SCSI is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_QLOGIC is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_SYM53C500 is not set

#
# Old CD-ROM drivers (not SCSI, not IDE)

#
# Multi-device support (RAID and LVM)

#
# Fusion MPT device support

#
# IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support
#
CONFIG_IEEE1394=m

#
# Subsystem Options
#
# Device Drivers
CONFIG_IEEE1394_OHCI1394=m

#
# Protocol Drivers
CONFIG_IEEE1394_RAWIO=m

#
# I2O device support
#
# Networking support

#
# Networking options
#
CONFIG_PACKET=y
CONFIG_UNIX=y
CONFIG_INET=y
CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST=y
CONFIG_INET_AH=y
CONFIG_INET_ESP=y
CONFIG_INET_IPCOMP=y
CONFIG_INET_TUNNEL=y

#
# IP: Virtual Server Configuration
CONFIG_NETFILTER=y
#
# IP: Netfilter Configuration
#
CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_QUEUE=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_LIMIT=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_IPRANGE=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_MAC=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_PKTTYPE=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_MARK=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_MULTIPORT=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_TOS=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_RECENT=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_ECN=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_DSCP=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_AH_ESP=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_LENGTH=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_TTL=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_TCPMSS=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_HELPER=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_STATE=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_CONNTRACK=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_FILTER=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_REJECT=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_LOG=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_ULOG=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_TCPMSS=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_NAT=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_NAT_NEEDED=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_MASQUERADE=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_REDIRECT=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_NETMAP=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_SAME=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_MANGLE=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_TOS=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_ECN=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_DSCP=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_MARK=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_CLASSIFY=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_RAW=m
CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_NOTRACK=m
CONFIG_IP_NF_ARPTABLES=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_ARPFILTER=y
CONFIG_IP_NF_ARP_MANGLE=y
CONFIG_XFRM=y
# CONFIG_XFRM_USER is not set

#
# SCTP Configuration (EXPERIMENTAL)
#
# QoS and/or fair queueing
#
#
# Network testing
#ONFIG_NETDEVICES=y
CONFIG_DUMMY=m
#
# ARCnet devices

#
# Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
#
CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y
CONFIG_MII=y
# Tulip family network device support
CONFIG_NET_PCI=y
CONFIG_NATSEMI=y
#
# Ethernet (1000 Mbit)
#
#
# Ethernet (10000 Mbit)
CONFIG_S2IO=m

#
# Token Ring devices

#
# Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
#
CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y

#
# Obsolete Wireless cards support (pre-802.11)

#
# Wireless 802.11 Frequency Hopping cards support

#
# Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support

#
# Wireless 802.11b Pcmcia/Cardbus cards support

#
# Prism GT/Duette 802.11(a/b/g) PCI/Cardbus support
#
CONFIG_PRISM54=m
CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y

#
# PCMCIA network device support

#
# Wan interfaces
#
# ISDN subsystem

#
# Telephony Support
#
# Input device support
#
CONFIG_INPUT=y

#
# Userland interfaces
#
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768
#
# Input I/O drivers
CONFIG_SOUND_GAMEPORT=y
CONFIG_SERIO=y
CONFIG_SERIO_I8042=y
# Input Device Drivers
#
CONFIG_INPUT_KEYBOARD=y
CONFIG_KEYBOARD_ATKBD=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=y
#
# Character devices
#
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_HW_CONSOLE=y

#
# Serial drivers
#
CONFIG_SERIAL_8250=y
CONFIG_SONYPI=m

#
# Ftape, the floppy tape device driver

CONFIG_AGP=y
CONFIG_AGP_ATI=y
CONFIG_DRM=y
CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=y

# PCMCIA character devices
CONFIG_HPET=y
CONFIG_HPET_MMAP=y

#
# I2C support
#
CONFIG_I2C=m

#
# I2C Algorithms
# I2C Hardware Bus support
#
# Hardware Sensors Chip support
#
#
# Other I2C Chip support
#
# Dallas's 1-wire bus
#
# Misc devices

#
# Multimedia devices

#
# Digital Video Broadcasting Devices
#
# Graphics support
#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y

#
# Sound
#
CONFIG_SOUND=y

#
# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
#
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM=y
CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=y
CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y
CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y

#
# Generic devices
#
CONFIG_SND_MPU401_UART=y

#
# ISA devices
#

#
# PCI devices
#
CONFIG_SND_AC97_CODEC=y
CONFIG_SND_ALI5451=y
#
# ALSA USB devices
#
# CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO is not set
# CONFIG_SND_USB_USX2Y is not set

#
# PCMCIA devices
#
# CONFIG_SND_VXPOCKET is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VXP440 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_PDAUDIOCF is not set

#
# Open Sound System
#
# USB support
#
CONFIG_USB=y

#
# Miscellaneous USB options
#
CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS=y

#
# USB Host Controller Drivers
#
CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=y
CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=y

#
# USB Device Class drivers
#
CONFIG_USB_AUDIO=y
CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_FREECOM=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_ISD200=y

#
# USB Human Interface Devices (HID)
#
CONFIG_USB_HID=y
CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=y

#
# USB Imaging devices
#

#
# USB Multimedia devices
#

#
# Video4Linux support is needed for USB Multimedia device support
#

#
# USB Network adaptors
#
#
# USB port drivers

#
# USB Serial Converter support

#
# USB Miscellaneous drivers
CONFIG_USB_TIGL=m

#
# USB Gadget Support

#
# File systems
#
CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y
CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR=y
CONFIG_EXT2_FS_POSIX_ACL=y
CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y
CONFIG_EXT3_FS=y
CONFIG_EXT3_FS_XATTR=y
CONFIG_JBD=y
CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=y
CONFIG_FS_POSIX_ACL=y
CONFIG_AUTOFS4_FS=y

#
# CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems
#
CONFIG_ISO9660_FS=y
CONFIG_JOLIET=y
CONFIG_ZISOFS=y
CONFIG_ZISOFS_FS=y
CONFIG_UDF_FS=y
CONFIG_UDF_NLS=y

#
# DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems
#
CONFIG_FAT_FS=y
CONFIG_MSDOS_FS=y
CONFIG_VFAT_FS=y
CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_CODEPAGE=437
CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_IOCHARSET="iso8859-1"
CONFIG_NTFS_FS=y
CONFIG_NTFS_RW=y

#
# Pseudo filesystems
#
CONFIG_PROC_FS=y
CONFIG_PROC_KCORE=y
CONFIG_SYSFS=y
CONFIG_TMPFS=y
CONFIG_RAMFS=y

#
# Miscellaneous filesystems
#

#
# Network File Systems
#
CONFIG_NFS_FS=y
CONFIG_NFS_V3=y
CONFIG_NFSD=y
CONFIG_NFSD_V3=y
CONFIG_NFSD_TCP=y
CONFIG_LOCKD=y
CONFIG_LOCKD_V4=y
CONFIG_EXPORTFS=y
CONFIG_SUNRPC=y

#
#
# Partition Types
#
CONFIG_PARTITION_ADVANCED=y
CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION=y
CONFIG_BSD_DISKLABEL=y
#
# Native Language Support
#
CONFIG_NLS=y
CONFIG_NLS_DEFAULT="iso8859-1"
CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_437=y
CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_1=y

#
# Profiling support
#
CONFIG_PROFILING=y
CONFIG_OPROFILE=y

#
# Kernel hacking
#
CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK=y
CONFIG_4KSTACKS=y
CONFIG_X86_FIND_SMP_CONFIG=y
CONFIG_X86_MPPARSE=y

#
# Security options
#

#

#
# Cryptographic options
#
CONFIG_CRYPTO=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_HMAC=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD5=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA1=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_DES=y
CONFIG_CRYPTO_DEFLATE=y
#
#
# Library routines
#t
CONFIG_CRC32=y
CONFIG_LIBCRC32C=m
CONFIG_ZLIB_INFLATE=y
CONFIG_ZLIB_DEFLATE=y
CONFIG_X86_BIOS_REBOOT=y
CONFIG_PC=y
my lilo.conf file shows:

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
 reset
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
 label = Windows
 table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
 label = Linux
 root = /dev/hda3
 read-only
image = /boot/bzImage-2.6.9
root = /dev/hda3
   read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends

please, could someone help me here, at my wits end how to get this to boot. SOrry for the hassle, but i'm runnign out of ideas fast!


thanks

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Old 12-07-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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When I updated the kernel at home, make install copied vmlinuz (2.6.9) to /. Then I moved it to /boot and manually add to lilo.conf.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
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Don't know is this is your problem but there are a number of package dependancies going from 2.4.x to 2.6.x . Read the /Documentation/Changes file of the 2.6 kernel source. There are a number of tests to run. Looks like you've compiled in fs support, that's good.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 02:13 PM   #4
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Hmm , does it matter that i disabled the /dev filesystem

do i need to install somethign else to get that to work (i intended to use udev)?



otherwise i still can't think of any possibl solution, checking my config again now.

thanks
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Old 12-07-2004, 03:19 PM   #5
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Ok, now the error message makes sense. There is no way to mount a filesystem if it's device file doesn't exist. So you either need to set up udev, devfs, or create real dev files. Afraid I can't help with udev/devfs. My personal opinion is that the genuis that dreamed those up ought to be flogged. Seriously, I do understand the motivation (running short of distinct major/minor numbers) but I think that a three (or more) field solution of real dev files would have been better. Something like super/major/minor with the super number optional for backward compatability.

Anyway, that is what is causing the kernel panic. Without some sort of dev files for the partition, the partition isn't available to the kernel. Which then panics.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 03:37 PM   #6
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Right, i compiled a kernel with devfs, for now. i do have udev installed (slack 10 standard, i checked it was there,) but how do i set it up? as i want to get away from devfs if i can



can anyone help?

cheers,-0-



EDIT: the devfs kernel didnt work either....................running low on ideas now.........help!

Last edited by -0-; 12-07-2004 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 10:28 PM   #7
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I know there is one or more config files for devfs. The idea as I understand is to create needed dev files on demand. I think you may need an entry in fstab to mount the devfs. I can point you to a script that makes the most commonly used _real_ dev files if you like. But I imagine you want to try to get udev or devfs working, and like I said before I don't know those. (bump)
 
  


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