LFS-5.0 Kernel Panic

JazerNorth google at jaynorth.net
Fri Mar 26 04:29:48 PST 2004

Kevin Alm wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "JazerNorth" <google at jaynorth.net>
> Newsgroups: lfs.support
> To: <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 10:41 PM
> Subject: LFS-5.0 Kernel Panic
>>I get a message:
>>Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02
>>My root is on a Seagate SCSI Drive using an Adaptec SCSI Controller.  It
>>  mounts correctly, using the AIC7XXX driver in the kernel (messages
>>show a correct mount earlier).  The message just previous to the error
>>is: NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
>>Here is a copy of my /etc/modules.conf file:
>>alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
>>alias eth0 3c59x
>>alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx
>>Here is a copy of my fstab:
>>/dev/sda1     swap         swap     pri=1           0     0
>>/dev/sda2     /            reiserfs defaults        0     0
>>proc          /proc        proc     defaults        0     0
>>devpts        /dev/pts     devpts   gid=4,mode=620  0     0
>>shm           /dev/shm     tmpfs    defaults        0     0
>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>PS.  I have compiled my kernel many times, searched all of google,
>>faq's, hints, etc.  I am at a complete loss.
> I would start by compiling in support for your scsi adaptor, not as a
> module. Module is a bad idea. Also, be sure to compile reiserfs in, not a
> module.
Perfect.  It was the reiserfs as a module.  I already had the SCSI 
adaptor compiled into the kernel.  I move reiserfs, smb, and ntfs 
support into the kernel (no module) and it booted correctly.

Thank you.


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