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Re: rescue

Tom Allison wrote:
I have a kernel panic:
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda6" or 03:06
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06.

Now I've tried different root options to cover all of them including what was once /.

Nothing works.

I was building a custom kernel and ran dpkg -i ../kernel-image... just like I have so many times before. But something didn't go very well.

For now, what exactly do I do to recover from this and have a working kernel on my hard drive? I have a debian 2.2.r3 and 2.2.r2 CD-ROMS and another computer (obviously) to work from. But no 'rescue' disks for the defunct PC (different CPU than the rest).

I was running 2.4.9.

The last time I needed a rescue disk and didn't have one, I downloaded tomsrtbt (http://www.toms.net/rb/), installed it on a floppy, and then booted from the floppy. Tips in FAQ discuss using chroot to run programs such as lilo on your hard disk.

I hope this helps.

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