Re: Kernel Panick: VFS: Unable to mount root.fs on 16:02
On Sat, 26 Jun 1999, Johann Spies wrote:
> On 26 Jun 1999, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> > In article <cistron.199906252325.AAA32571@linda.lfix.co.uk>,
> > Oliver Elphick <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >Johann Spies wrote:
> > > >I got this message after recompiling my kernel and I cannot find out what
> > > >is causing it. I have a single computer that uses a dialup ppp connection
> > > >to the ISP.
> > > >
> > > >Before the error message in the subject line there were two other error
> > > >lines:
> > > >
> > > >request_module[block-major-22]: root fs not mounted
> > > >VFS: Cannot open device 16:02.
> > >
> > >That says you're trying to mount /dev/hdc2 as your root partition, and are
> > >failing. Is that what is meant to be happening?
> > It also says (because of request_module[block-major-22]) that IDE disk
> > support was not compiled into the kernel, which ofcourse poses a small
> > problem if the root file system is on an IDE disk.
> Thanks Mike. That was the problem in the end. Some way or another I
> made the wrong selection there in trying to enable scsi-emulation.
> BTW where do I read this information that enabled you to know that
> block-major-22 refers to the IDE-disk?
Device with major 22 and minor 2 is /dev/hdc2
$ls /dev/hdc2 -l
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 2 Feb 22
You would have to already know that the error message is telling you
device numbers, and to connect these to a particular device. I
finally guessed this when I had similar disk errors.
My reason for jumping in is to ask: Will somebody please tell me
What the 16 in 16:02 means?
David Teague, firstname.lastname@example.org
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