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SubjectRe: Kernel Panic at Boot
Hi All,

Please ignore my previous mail.

I figured out the cause and solution of the problem (I
had to compile the scsi controller driver into the
kernel, rather than having it as a module -- which is
the default).. sorry for that junk mail..

-Mahesh

--- Mahesh Mahadevan <bf80979@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I made some minor changes to the Linux kernel
> (v2.2.14-5), and followed the regular compilation
> procedure, ie:
>
> make config
> make dep
> make clean
> make bzImage
> (no errors in any of the above)
>
> copied the new image to /boot, modified
> /etc/lilo.conf
> , ran /sbin/lilo and tried to boot my m/c using this
> new kernel. But i got the foll. error output:
>
> .
> .
> .
> scsi: 0 hosts.
> scsi: detected total.
> md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
> Partition check:
> autodetecting RAID arrays
> autorun ...
> ... autorun DONE.
> request_module[block-major-8]: Root fs not mounted
> VFS: Cannot open root device 08:05
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:05
>
> The original kernel boots fine. I have a SCSI hard
> drive -- are there any options that I need to set
> during make config (I used the defaults)? The
> modified
> kernel is running OK on another machine (with an IDE
> HDD), so I guess the problem is because of SCSI, and
> something I need to do with the configuration ..
> could
> someone please advise?
>
> If this is the wrong list to be posting such a
> question, i am extremely sorry.. i tried looking up
> several sources, but havent reached anywhere so
> far..
>
> Thanks,
> Mahesh.
>
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