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Old 09-01-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
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New Kernel Problems

I have SuSE 8.2 Personal and am trying to install the test4 version of the new 2.6 kernel. I get the the config, make, and install fine - as far as I can tell. When I try to reboot to the new kernel though, I get a kernel panic. Something like:
KERNEL PANIC. VFS: Cannot mount root file system on /dev/hda3.

Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
Old 09-01-2003, 01:17 PM   #2
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"something like" really isn't good enough... you'ev obviously got something wrong in the config there.... can't say what though.... including the right filesystem support etc...?
Old 09-01-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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The exact output of the last line is:
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on hda3

There are also other ominous lines:
ALSA Device list:
No soundcards found.
UDF-fs:No partition found(1)
Do these point to any specific problem. I just assumed the default config would be pretty much adequate. I only change the CPU option to Athlon/Duron.
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it's possibly because you don't chose the great driver for your ide interface ( in your kernel config ) or because you make an error in your /etc/lilo.conf
Old 09-01-2003, 07:34 PM   #5
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One thing - did you make sure to edit your lilo.conf [or grub, if you're using that] to reflect the new kernel image? Make sure that you remember to run /sbin/lilo [or the grub equivalent] once you've edited it.


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