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Subject[2.4.18-ac1] Unable to mount root fs
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Hi
I successfully patched and compiled 2.4.18-ac1, no problems.
But when I try to boot the system, the kernel is unable to mount the
root filesystem (/dev/hdf2):

request_module[block-major-33]: Root fs not mounted
VFS: Cannot open root devices "hdf2" or 21:42
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 21:42

The bootloader-options are correct, a 2.4.18 kernel with exactly the
same config-options has no problems with mounting the root fs.
hdf is secondary master, connected to a Promise UDMA 100 controller on
an ASUS A7V.

The boot-option in grub.conf looks like

title Linux-ac(2.4.18-ac1)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-ac1 ro root=/dev/hdf2 hdc=ide-scsi
title Linux (2.4.18)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18 ro root=/dev/hdf2 hdc=ide-scsi

but only 2.4.18 works.
Is this a bug or did I miss anything?
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Fridtjof Busse
Microsoft is a cross between The Borg and the Ferengi.
Unfortunately they use Borg to do their marketing and Ferengi to do
their programming.
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