Re: kernel panic - not syncing: VFS - unable to mount root fs onunknown-block

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 09:28:44 EST

Hulin Thibaud wrote:
Hello !
I'm trying to compile my own kernel for drivers on two computers, but that fails. A the boot, I have this error :
kernel panic - not syncing: VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block (3.69)

I'm using the kernel 2.6.19 with Ubuntu Dapper. I use the old boot

Wow, 2.6.18 wasn't released yet and you have 2.6.19, cool.

config and I type make oldconfig, so I don't understand why there are an error with the near same configuration.
I suppose that I must compile not in module but in hard support for my IDE chipset, harddisk and file system. Probably, I don't understand how do exactly. I do that :
lspci |grep IDE
0000:00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
make xconfig
-Device Drivers
--* ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support
--- * Enhanced IDE/MFM/RLL disk/cdrom/tape/floppy support
--- * Include IDE/ATA-2 DISK support
--- * PCI IDE chipset support
---- * Generic PCI IDE Support
----- * VIA82CXXX chipset support
- File systems
-- * Ext3 journalling file system support
--- * Ext3 extended attributes
---- * Ext3 POSIX Access Control Lists
---- * Ext3 Security Labels

Have I forgot anything ?

RAID or LVM? Try initrd.

-- Jiri Slaby
faculty of informatics, masaryk university, brno, cz
e-mail: jirislaby gmail com, gpg pubkey fingerprint:
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