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Old 03-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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upgraded to and now slack won't boot

i compiled the new kernel using the instructions on

now, the system starts to boot, but it stops and shows this message

kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (3,2)
anyone might know what this means? the original kernel 2.4.31 still boots fine.
Old 03-09-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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What filesystem is your '/' drive using? Odds are, you did not include the filesystem min the kernel, only as a module. The kernel needs the filesystem long before it loads modules.

Either config the kernel w/the correct filesystem included, or us the 'initrd' option.
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i had to set to yes rather than module.


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