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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Kernel problem
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 14:42:32
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Kernel problem by Clay Mitchell
1 On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 01:14:11PM -0400, Clay Mitchell wrote:
2 > I'm getting this problem every time I boot up:
3 >
4 > Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs
5 >
6 > Any idea what's causing this? I'm guessing it's a kernel problem - I
7 > copied the one off the rc6-10 build cd and I can boot. But I haven't
8 > been able to track down what is causing this problem.
9 >
10 > Any ideas?
12 Well, how did you install the kernel that you are having problems with?
13 You need to compile your own kernel as per the instructions, making sure
14 to include ReiserFS and ext2 support, Virtual Memory Filesystem support,
15 and devfs support (*without* the "mount at boot option.) You will also
16 need to have support for IDE or SCSI, including disk support. All these
17 options need to be *compiled in* to the kernel; they cannot be modules.
19 Best Regards,
21 --
22 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
23 Chief Architect/President
24 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.