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SubjectRe: Kernel Panic, root fs..
On 17 Aug 1999, Sam Vilain wrote:
> Dan Hollis <goemon@sasami.anime.net> 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

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

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.

-Dan


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