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    SubjectRe: Kernel Panic, root fs..
    On 17 Aug 1999, Sam Vilain wrote:
    > Dan Hollis <> writes:
    > > > > 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?

    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.


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