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Re: Uh oh, NeTTrom upgrade error!

Rod Stewart wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > But I still can't boot a 2.4 kernel.  The 2.4.0-rmk1 I built says:
> >
> >      VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 03:03
> >      Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> >      Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:03
> >
> > With cmdappend set to root=/dev/hda3, it says the same thing but with
> > "hda3" instead of "".  Same with 01:03, with 00:03 it says "Kernel
> > panic: I have no root and I want to scream".  I kinda like that one.
> > :-)
> Try appending: root=303, not '/dev/hda3'.  I like that panic, I'll have to
> see if I can cause one :-)

Same error with 303, also with 0303 and 03:03 (of course). :-(

> > And a 2.4.1 I got from lkab says:
> >
> >      devfs: boot_options: 0x2
> >      Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to ount root fs on 01:00
> >
> > So I guess this isn't a nettrom thing.  How do I boot these
> > new-fangled kernels? And I guess I need devfsd to run 2.4.1- until I
> > change /etc/fstab?
> Not certain about the devfs thing, I don't build with it at present.

Same here, but it came with the lkab deb, which doesn't like root=303 either.

> About all I can say is I've built 2.4.1 from CVS on netwinder.org without
> any trouble.  Well aside from the tulip not working on some of my boards,
> which is a bit annoying to say the least.

Okay.  These get released as -rmkA-npB, right?  If not I'll try CVS sometime...


-Adam P.

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