Re: Can't mount root device
On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, Russ Cook wrote:
> Hello! I have recently gotten a base system installed (Debian 1.3.1 from
> 2-cd set). I am now trying to compile a custom kernel to get sound support
> and IP Masquerading. The kernel package I'm trying to compile is 2.0.30.
> I run Dos and OS/2 on machine as well, and I use the OS/2 boot manager.
> Linux and OS/2 are on my SECOND scsi drive, and I have followed the How-To
> to allow the OS/2 boot manager to invoke LILO, which then loads my Linux
> kernel. All works fine with my base installation.
> My problem is with the custom kernel. I use make config, make dep, make
> clean, then I compile, then I use make lilo_install (or something like
> that, I'm not at my home machine right now).
> When I try to reboot, I get a kernel panic, with a message that VFS can't
> mount the boot device 8:16. When make lilo-install completes, I get a
> message about the boot device being 8:22. I can't provide more detail (or
> accuracy), as I'm at work and the machine in question is at home. Any
> constructive comments/suggestions are most welcome. I will try to get more
> detail from the machine tonight and repost, if necessary.
Well this may be completely off the wall, but there's been a discussion
here concerning the fact that /dev/sda16 and /dev/sdb both have the same
major and minor numbers. They were having problems with the sixteenth
partition (!) on scsi disk one. Perhaps your problem is related? Get rid
of /dev/sda16 perhaps?
David Wright, Open University, Earth Science Department, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
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