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SubjectRe: Error message after lilo on 2.4.17

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 09:36:06PM +0000, Stephen Kitchener wrote:

> I have built a 2.4.17 kernel from source on a machine here, via make
> mrproper, make xconfig, make bZimage, make mdules, make modules_install,
> ,make install. Im just repeating them here so that you can see what I have
> done :-).

Actually, you need an initrd too:

> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.17
> label=2417
> root=/dev/sda1
> read-only
> optional
> vga=normal
> append=" devfs=mount quiet"
> initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.17.img

Is your initrd set up to mount root as ext3? Under Red Hat, that
happens automatically if you have ext3 as the root fstype in
/etc/fstab when you run mkinitrd; I've no idea whether or not Mandrake
has the same magic.

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