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Old 01-28-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
galuschka.christoph
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kernel panic - no syncing unable to mount root fs on unknown-block


hi all,
i am getting the error msg as follows when i run my own kernel ,


kernel panic - no syncing unable to mount root fs on unknown-block


it my pc info :
ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped

What does this mean ?please someone can help me to solve the problem ?


cheers,
christoph
 
Old 01-28-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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Greetingz!

"unable to mount root fs on unknown-block"
Means you need to compile-in (or build an initrd) support for your hard drive controller (or whatever your trying to boot your kernel on).
 
Old 01-28-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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Here is how to update the initrd on Ubuntu:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Up...0the%20Ramdisk
Code:
sudo update-initramfs -u -v -k `uname -r`
Hope this helps.
 
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