Kernel Panic not syning vfs unable to boot fs and also showing list of available partitions

srikanth tiyyagura srikanth.tulasiram at gmail.com
Fri May 22 23:10:24 PDT 2009


I am working on lfs project . I had built it but when booting i got the
error message

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VFS: Cannot open root device "sda8" or unknown-block (8,8)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option , available partitions are
800              sda driver
801              sdb driver
810              sdb1
812              sdb2
813              sdb3

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown block
(8,8)
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my  hard disk partition table is

[root at localhost ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc99dc99d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2550    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            2551        9728    57657285    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3            9729        9729        8032+  83  Linux
/dev/sda5            2551        2720     1365493+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6            5101        7650    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7            7651        9728    16691503+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8            3744        5100    10900071   83  Linux
/dev/sda9            2721        3743     8217216   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

In /dev/sda8 , i had lfs and on sda9 , i had mandriva

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I tried the settings like

SCSI complied directly not as a module  but my error is remained.

please help me ...........
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