live CD: "VFS: cannot open root device"
masonoliverdickson at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 28 14:40:42 PST 2005
Well, you were right the first time! Back when I generated the kernel with
ram disk support, I started by copying the /lib/modules tree to my Live CD
partition -- but at that point I was interrupted, and when I got back, I
forgot I still needed to copy bzImage. So I burned the first CD with the
I burned another CD with the correct kernel and booted it, but it complained
that it couldn't find libblkid.so.1 and staggered to a kernel panic. I put
my initrd into a little test partition and booted it, and discovered it also
needed libuuid.so.1. After that, it flaked out because I only had proc and
devpts in fstab. I had noticed that this Live CD procedure was intended to
work with or without sysfs... but I had still thrown sysfs out of fstab
along with all the junk.
I included a tarball of my working LFS system on the Live CD. Now I can
boot the CD, run ntfsresize and fdisk and tar, adjust fstab and
XFree86Config and menu.lst with aee -- and set up the other computers here
with a KDE desktop. And I only screwed up two CD-Rs in the process.
¡Muchas gracias, Señor Hernández!
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