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Re: kernel compiling problems (was Re: howto detect a parallel iomega 100 mb device)

> I was trying to follow the steps on this page:
> http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/quick_steps.html
> But in the end, today I found the other tutorial
> (which linked to this page) was easier to follow.
> Now, I did a complete kernel compilation - but I've
> got a nasty kernel panic I can't seem to fix:
> The boot process stops and ends with these lines:
> request_module[block-major-3]: Root fs not mounted
> VFS: Cannot open root device "302" or 03:02
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02
> I don't know what to do to solve this - does it mean
> my lilo.conf is incorrect or something? It says
> root=/dev/ha2 as the error seems to imply (I added
> that as I thought that was the problem)
> Thanks !
> Joris

what file system does your root partition use? make sure that you have that 
included in your kernel or else the kernel cannot mount it at boot.

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