unrecognized mount option boot error

Kevin Alm kevinalm at fbx.com
Mon Sep 27 08:03:16 PDT 2004


----- Original Message -----
From: "CROTEAU, BRIEN LT (VAQ139)" <brien.croteau at cvw14.navy.mil>
To: <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 6:44 PM
Subject: unrecognized mount option boot error


>
> I am writing to try to get some advice in completing my LFS 5.0 project.
I
> think that I have completed the entire book, and I ran all the checks when
> compiling all the software.  I am encountering the following errors when
> booting up my new kernel:
>
> EXT2-fs: Unrecognized mount option defaults (or any other option
> that I try to pass in rootflags=???)
> mount:  / not mounted already or bad option
>   - or -
> Kernel Panic:  VFS:  Unable to mount root fs on 03:06
>   - depending on the options I pass to the kernel in grub
>
> The first error results when I run the menu.lst included below.  The
second
> occurs when I don't include a root= parameter.
>
> Some details about my system.  The host was a RedHat 9 system on the
> /dev/hda5 e2fs partition.  I built all the LFS stuff on a 1.4 gb e2fs
> partition mapped to /dev/hda6.  I did option to include ext2fs support
into
> the kernel when I configured the kernel.  I looked through the support
> archive and Google and found one thread from March 2001 blfs-support
mailing
> list that sounded similar, but did appear to get resolved.  I am currently
> deployed and have very rotten internet connectivity, so I would appreciate
> any help, please suggest any other info that would help diagnose my
issues.
>
>
> Thanks,  Brien Croteau
>
>
> # Begin /etc/fstab
>
> # file-system  mount-point  fs-type   options    dump   fsck-order
> /dev/hda6       /            ext2     defautls    1       1
> /dev/hda7       swap         swap     defaults    0       0
> /dev/hda5    /mnt/old-sys    ext2     defaults    1       2
> /dev/hda1      /boot         ext3     defaults    1       2
> proc           /proc         proc     defaults    0       0
> devpts       /dev/pts       devpts gid=5,mode=620 0       0
> shm          /dev/shm       tmpfs     defaults    0       0
> /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy      auto  noauto,owner   0       0
> /dev/cdrom  /mnt/cdrom  udf,iso9660 noauto,owner  0       0
>
> # End /etc/fstab
>
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,0)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/hda
> default=0
> timeout=10
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/
> initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
>
> title LFS 5.0 (2.4.22)
> root(hd0,5)
> kernel (hd0,5)/boot/lfskernel root=/dev/hda6 ro
>
> # End menu.lst
> --


root=<parameter> is _required_.
There is a typo in the attached fstab. It's defaults, not defautls.
(/dev/hda6 line)




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