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Re: Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs

Just a thought, but do you have ide and/or scsi as modules instead of
compiled into the kernel? You will get this message if the kernel can't
mount the root partition because it doesn't have the necessary drivers to
talk to the disk on which the root partition sits.  That is, if / is on an
ide disk you need ide compiled into the kernel, not a module.


Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu

On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Stig Are M. Botterli wrote:

> In article <[🔎] 20021205134912.1ce99a93.claus.imgrund@terra.com.br>, Klaus Imgrund wrote:
> > On Thu, 05 Dec 2002 15:16:29 +0000
> >> 
> > I had kernels bigger than 1 MB - no problem.
> > It would help if you remember what things you configured as modules.
> Unfortunately, I don't.
> > If you got i.e a driver for the wrong sound card compiled in the kernel
> > it can give you a kernel panic.If it is compiled as module the module
> > just doesn't load.
> Perhaps, but I doubt anything like that can cause this particular kernel
> panic.
> Anyway, I've been able to boot a vanilla 2.4.20 kernel, and I'll make my
> changes one by one, so that if I'm hit by this again I will hopefully be
> able to pinpoint what introduced it.
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