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SubjectRe: Kernel Panic, root fs..
Hi Dan.

>>>>> VFS: Cannot open root device 08:01
>>>>> Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01

>>>> You forgot to compile your SCSI driver into the kernel

>>> Perhaps the kernel could be a bit more verbose here.

>> And what *should* it say?

> In the case of -ENODEV, the kernel would spit out

> Kernel Panic: Couldnt mount /dev/sda1 on root fs, perhaps you forgot to
> compile in scsi support?
> </QUOTE>

Several have already dealt with why this won't work, so I won't add to

> An alternative would be for "make zImage" or lilo to bitch at
> you that you dont have kernel modules/kernel support for the
> root device.

How does "make zImage" or "make bzImage" know what the root device is
anyway? Remember that the machine we're compiling on may not be the
target machine - and we may even be compiling a kernel with which to
netboot some machines without any drives of their own...

Best wishes from Riley.

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