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SubjectRe: 2.4 series IDE troubles
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Greetings John,
Please read /usr/src/linux-2.4/REPORTING-BUGS

Providing the info requested there, you will help the developers find a
solutions to this sooner.

Thanks

Mike


On Fri, 2003-02-21 at 07:01, j wrote:
> Hello,
>
> IM not sure this is the way to go about this (obviously) but doing
> searchs at google for the error message I get just leads to the painful realization that there are many questions out there but
> few answers. Anyhoo when I try adding a compact flash card as an
> IDE drive to a system running under 2.4 I get kernel panics:
>
> VFS: Cannot open root device "307" or 03:07
> Please append a corect "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root
>
> Just on a lark I decided to go back to a 2.2 series kernel (since
> I had gotten flash recognized b4 when using a Mandrake distro)
> Eureka! working flash drive that is seen and formatable with no
> troubles. PLEASE have the developers take a closer look at the IDE
> drivers for 2.4 as it seems they cause a great deal of grief, at
> least from what I see in searchs on these errors. Usually the problem
> is blamed on the user and they are asked hundreds of irritating questions about hardware and configuration.
>
> Regards,
>
> John Sims
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