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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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