VFS : unable to mount root ??
First of all, I DID browse all the previous mailing list discussion
and didn't find out the solution. So, I decide to join the mailing list
and I apologize if this problem has beed addressed before.
The problem is : after finishing base installation, I rebooted
from hard disk, then the following messages appeared :
MINIX-fs : unable to read superblock
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
MSDOS bread failed
Kernel panic : VFS : unable to mount root
Apparently Linux failed to mount root file system. OTOH, I could
boot from floppy with the custom boot disk, which was produced after
base installation, and the root file system was mounted successfully as well.
I wonder if there is anyone having the same experience ?
I am running a 486DX-33 no-name clone , 32MB RAM, IDE Conner 240MB hard
disk, 3.5" floppy, ET-4000 VGA, 3C503 ; pretty common setup.
Here is the fdisk result :
device boot begin start end blocks id system
/dev/hda1 2 2 240 65725 82 Linux Swap
/dev/hda2 241 241 895 180125 83 Linux native
I formatted /dev/hda2 with mke2fs as the root file system.
Here is the /etc/fstab :
/dev/hda2 / ext2 defaults
/dev/hda1 none swap sw
/proc proc proc defaluts
Is there anyone kind enough to give me a hint what's wrong ? I can
solve it myself as long as there is a right direction