Re: ibook 2000 kernel config, install config
Mich Lanners wrote:
On 22 May, this message from Torben Brosten echoed through cyberspace:
Next line, am getting this error:
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:0b
VFS? What does that refer to?
That's the abstraction layer just above the different filesystems,
unifying for the layers still above that need to access files.
03:0b is the block device (in hex), i.e. block device major 3, minor
0xb=11. That would be /dev/hda11. Is that your root partition?
Yes, I noticed that these corresponded to the root partition.
I've tried setting Module, compiled in kernel, and 'not set'
That's not the problem here. Your root partition is probably EXT2, so
leave that compiled-in. Others are optional and not needed for the root
CONFIG_TMPFS (VFS = Virtual file system?)
Na. Has nothing to with this.
Leave this one compiled-in.
CONFIG_HFS_FS (for a MacOS 9.x partition)
This is dangerous. It may be OK for reading, but don't attempt writing
I'm trying to use Ext3 (CONFIG_EXT3_FS). Chose 'install24' from the
debian install program.
Your error message (if it's the only message) indicates something
fundamentally wrong, like specifying the wrong root partition in
Yaboot.conf works when using the default kernel. The only changes I make are to
add the location of Macos:
and change the kernel image location:
Hmm... looks like I need to try re-enabling "read-only". I'm heading out the
door now but will try later today.
Its the only error message --rather cryptic. Would reading certain log files be
I understand Ext3 is Ext2 + journalling. When formatting hda11, there was no
choice for partition type Ext3 or Ext2. Are you saying that Ext3 and Ext2 are
formatted differently (default format Ext2)?