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From: "Drake Donahue" <donahue95@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 21:51:13 -0500
the hard drive is in fact pata and not sata or scsi?
linux file systems were compiled into the kernel to support the file systems 
on the
partition(s)? --- what is in your fstab???
you installed/have one windows one linux one swap partitions?
or
you installed/have one windows/ one linux boot/ one linux root/ one swap 
partitions?
or
???

Suggest you boot the install cd

mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/gentoo    ---this will report the file system used
ls -l /mnt/gentoo

determine whether it is a root or a boot directory.

ls -l /mnt/gentoo/boot

should contain file: bzImage-2.6.14 which should be exact spelling of your 
kernel name if grub.conf is correct    what kernel install method did you 
use? my kernel names always look like kernel-2.6.13-r5 after following the 
handbook

suggest delete:

root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0)

from grub.conf

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Felipe Ribeiro" <felipernb@...>
To: <gentoo-amd64@g.o>
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 8:02 PM
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount 
root fs on unknown block(2,0)


> Hi,
>
> I've disabled CONFIG_ROOT_NFS and enabled CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION but i
> still have the problem :-(
> Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 
> unknown-block(0,0)
>
> On 12/11/05, Florian D. <flockmock@...> wrote:
>> Felipe Ribeiro wrote:
>> > Root-NFS: No NFS server available giving up.
>>  > VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
>> disable CONFIG_ROOT_NFS (-> File systems
>>             -> Network File Systems); you donĀ“t need it unless you have
>> a diskless terminal or something
>>
>> > VFS: Insert root floppy and press ENTER
>> > end-request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
>> > VFS: Cannot open root device hda2 or unknown-block(2,0)
>> > Please append a correct "root=" boot option.
>> > Kerenel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
>> > unknown-block(2,0)
>> do you have CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION enabled?
>> ( Location: -> File systems -> Partition Types -> Advanced partition
>> selection)
>>
>> cheers, f
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