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Old 03-10-2004, 06:22 AM   #1
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Linux 2.6.3 kernel / cannot mount root VFS 302

I just compilied the 2.6.3 kernel about 6 times trying different options for my nforce 2 with onboard video. I am using lilo as my bootloader. here is part of my lilo.conf i added the second line, and everything seems correct. I also made sure to run lilo after making the changes. Anyone have any advice as to what is going on why i'm getting the kernel panic?

# Linux bootable partition config begins

image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda2
label = Linux

## image section for 2.6 kernel
image = /boot/vmlinuz26
root = /dev/hda2
label = Linux26

# Linux bootable partition config ends

I see posts of kernel panic cannot mount root fs alot but mine seems a little different than the other ones posted. thanks
Old 03-10-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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Do you have support for the filesystem used on the root fs built into the kernel? That's the most common cause to this symptom.

Old 03-10-2004, 06:39 PM   #3
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yes i compiled ext2 and ext 3 support into the kernel, its on a hard drive using ext3
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I got it working. I did two things and I'm not sure which one got it working but I assume it was the
PC BIOS SUPPORT listed under Advanced Partition selection in the Partition types category. Also I added support under block devices for Ram disk support and inital ram disk support. I hope this helps someone else if they are having trouble upgrading to a new kernel

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I had similar trouble until I turned on ramdisk and initrd support into the kernel.



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