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SubjectRe: [2.5.51] Failure to mount ext3 root when ext2 compiled in
Mohamed El Ayouty wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> This sounds more like the bug I have opened:
>
> http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=110
>
> where if CONFIG_DEVFS_FS = Y and CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT = Y, you will get:
>
> VFS: Cannot open root device "hda2" or 03:02
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02
>
> I worked around it by enabling CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS = Y under the
> character devices.
>
> But, a recent update to the bug shows that a patch was posted but nobody
> cared.
>
> Personally, I think the patch should be merged.

You mean this one?

http://www.lkml.org/archive/2002/12/13/50/index.html

It appears to simply disable internal mounting of devfs.

In which kernel did this problem first appear? There were
devfs changes in 2.5.51.
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