Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01

Bill's LFS Login lfsbill at nospam.dot
Wed Nov 12 09:47:07 PST 2003


On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Gregory Davis wrote:

> Paul Sutherland wrote:
>
> ><snip>

> >
> >        kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-3, errno = 2
> >        VFS: Cannot open root device "301" or 03:01
> >        Please append correct "root=" boot option
> >        Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01
> >
> > Does anyone know what this means or how to go about solving it?  Thanks
> > for your help
> >
> > Paul
>
>
> Aside from module based filesystems, I've seen people try to make a ramdisk
> and use initrd, without a loopback device in /dev.  So initrd was not made,
> but the kernel was installed and people reboot into a similar error.  If
> your FS types are not modules, try disabling ramdisk use altogether.
                                               ^^^^^^^
You meant 'initrd', right?

>
> Greg
>

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