Re: Grub and linux-source-2.6.12
On 26 Oct 2005, mikepolniak wrote:
> On 08:58 Wed 26 Oct , Sebastian Canagaratna wrote:
> > Hi:
> > I tried to upgrade to kernel 2.6.12 using linux-source-2.6.12. I am
> > using unstable. The compilation goes fine, during which there is a
> > message: Root device is (3,2)
> > I have my root partition in /dev/hda2. In the menu.lst for grub
> > I have:
> > root (hd0,1)
> > kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12 root=/dev/hda2
> > This is the same for the other kernels I have been using previously:
> > 2.4.27-2-686; 2.6.11 etc.
> > Now, however, when I boot up, there is a kernel panic, with the
> > message Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (3,2).
> > I tried:
> > rdev /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12 /dev/hda2
> > and then tried to boot up, but I had the same problem. I do not have
> > an initrd.img; The other two 2.6 kernels I used had an initrd.img, but
> > they were precompiled kernels. Are the new kernels supposed to work
> > only with an initrd.img or am I make some other mistake.
> If you used the Debian .config to compile the new kernel its possible the
> kernel is not loading a module (normally found in initrd) you need for
> your ide or sata hard drive.
> You could make the new kernel again with --initrd which would work just
> like on the old kernels.
> Or compile the ide or sata driver you need into kernel (not as module) so
> it loads when you boot without the initrd.
I've just had exactly the same experience as the OP with 184.108.40.206. I
used the same .config file (updated) as I'd previously used for 220.127.116.11
and 18.104.22.168, which both worked, so nothing should have been left out.
The IDE stuff is certainly there.
I tried "make bzImage", thinking it might be something to do with
make-kpkg, but the same thing happened. Compiling a kernel with --initrd
also didn't work (the resultant .deb wouldn't install properly).
Yet another of the mysterious things that have happened for me recently
with making kernels.
Anthony Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org
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