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RE: kernel panic

did you compile ext2 support? Try putting it into the kernel instead of in
modules. It's not that big, and you probably want your ext2 (or reiser, or
xfs, or whatever) always available anyway...


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Allison [mailto:tallison1@twmi.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 03:02 AM
To: Bjorn Eriksson
Cc: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: kernel panic

On Wednesday 17 October 2001 04:29, Bjorn Eriksson spewed forth:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Mariusz Zielinski wrote:
> > On Wednesday 17 October 2001 03:40, Tom Allison wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > > That's when things started getting weird.
> > > I think I also changed the kernel to include devfs & ide-cd (IDE-ATAPI
> > > support for my CDROM drive).
> >
> > I think the problem is devfs. It changes naming of the devices and
> > /dev/hda6 isn't /dev/hda6 anymore. Try booting kernel without
> > devfs.
>  Using kernel parameter devfs=nomount
>  Next time, keep your old kernel around for backup! HTH.

Thanks!  I tried reading up on this devfs thing and found something that got
me a little closer:
LILO: linux root=/dev/ide/part5
resulted in:
VFS: mounted root (cramfs filesystem)
Waiting for 5 sseconds, press ENTER to obtain a shell
modprobe: Can't locate module ext2 <<I know this is *BAD*>>
Kernel panic:  I have no root and I want to scream

I love the kernel messaging!  But not the message.
I suppose at this point I have to figure out what happened to my modules, or
what my kernel thinks I did with my modules.
Question:  In order for this kernel to compile, I had to remove the
modversions portion (keep track of modules by kernel version) which I've
never seen before.
Where is is trying to find the modules?
/lib/modules/ instead of /lib/modules/2.4.9/ ?

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