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SubjectRe: booting without initrd
> I am trying to boot with 2.6.16  kernel at my desktop running fedora
> core 4 . It does not boot without initrd generating the message "VFS:
> can not open device "804" or unknown-block(8,4)
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,4)
>
> I have disabled the module support & built in all modules/drivers for
> ide/scsi/sata but it does not boot. I have to disable the module as I
> need a statically built kernel.
>
Recently added patches that show you all filesystems should help
identifying the cause. Maybe you still have something missing and the
printk_all_partitions() patch could be helpful.

> If someone could describe the way to boot without initrd it will be great.


Jan Engelhardt
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