problem with new kernel

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by binary_dreamer, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. binary_dreamer

    binary_dreamer New Member

    hi there.
    i am running debian's stable codenamed Sarge. i followed the tutorial from
    about installing a new kernel. after that when i boot the system to the new kernel all i get is:
    VFS: cannot open root device "hda5" or unknown-block (0,0)
    please append a correct "root=" boot option
    kernel panic - not syncing : VFS :unable to mount root fs on unknown -block(0,0)
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Can you post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab?
  3. Januss

    Januss New Member

    Is your root FS built into the kernel.

    Had the same problem with 2.6.8.
    Adding initrd.img-2.6.8 to menu.lst didn't help, just leaded to the next error:
    /dev/console not found.
    I think that the solution to my problem was - compiling the root filesystem (where / is mounted, for me it was ext3) support in the kernel. I am not 100% sure, because I changed kernel .config quite alot, but I think that this was the main problem.

    P.S. Maybe I'm wrong. but then again.. maybe im not.
    Hope this helps someone.

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