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2.6.6 on Dell Latitude D600

Hello everybody,
it is now a while that I have been trying to compile and
install a 2.6 kernel with no luck. I am currently 
running a 2.4.26 kernel and my boot loader is grub.
My linux partition has the ext3 fs on it.

The error I get is always:

VFS: Cannot open root device "hda2" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I found this seems to be a pretty common error, but I 
couldn't figure out the fix.

The strange thing:
the precompiled kernel-image-2.6.6 works fine!
(at least I can boot with it) 
but there is no way I can boot with a self-compiled kernel.

Now the questions:
-is there any way I can find the .config file used to generate a 
kernel-image package?
-is there anybody who can send me the .config file for a 2.6 kernel?

You could suggest to simply stick with the precompiled kernel, but
for one thing I'd like to configure the kernel the way I want,
and besidesI have problems with the dos file systems, with the volume 
keys (anyone got them working?) and probably other small things 
I haven't tested yet.

Any help would be super-appreciated.

pauldj@cs.utexas.edu		        paolo.bientinesi@iit.cnr.it

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