Re: Kernel panic when using linux-image-2.6.16-1-686 with a PATA drive
Ron Johnson wrote:
The root device is PATA drive hda, but there is also a SATA drive
in the system.
I've Googled this, but no joy. Must be searching for the wrong
Currently running linux-image-2.6.14-1-686, which seems to be working
fine. Sound, mouse, boot speed, etc all normal.
$ uname -a
Linux haggis 2.6.14-1-686 #1 Tue Nov 1 15:51:43 JST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
$ cd /boot
$ dir *2.6.16*686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 652659 Apr 3 09:31 System.map-2.6.16-1-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67112 Apr 3 07:40 config-2.6.16-1-686
-rw------- 1 root root 1128474 Apr 8 13:07 initrd.img-2.6.16-1-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1145551 Apr 3 09:31 vmlinuz-2.6.16-1-686
$ grep hda /etc/lilo.conf
RAMDISK: Couldn't open root device "302" or unknown-block(3,2).
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs or unknown-
Has something radical changed between 2.6.14 & .16?
That might be a problem with your initrd image for 2.6.16. There are (at
least) two different packages for initrd creation, initrd-tools and
yaird. Sometimes it is enough to just switch to the one that you did not