Kernel Panic!

Steven Pasternak stevenp500 at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 21 06:06:42 PST 2005


On Monday 21 February 2005 08:28 am, Steven Pasternak wrote:
> I just build an LFS 6.0 system (with some newer packages than needed) and
> when I finally go to boot up, I get this:
> VFS: Cannot open root device 'hdb5' or unknown block (3,69)
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option'
> Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block
> (3,69)
>
> The root IS /dev/hdb5! The fstab looks like:
> # Begin /etc/fstab
>
> # file system  mount-point  type   options         dump  fsck
> #                                                        order
>
> /dev/hdb5      /            ext3   defaults        0     0
> /dev/hdb1      swap         swap   pri=1           0     0
> proc           /proc        proc   defaults        0     0
> sysfs          /sys         sysfs  defaults        0     0
> devpts         /dev/pts     devpts gid=4,mode=620  0     0
> shm            /dev/shm     tmpfs  defaults        0     0
> /dev/hdc       /media/cdrecorder iso9660 ro,exec,users 0     0
> /dev/hdd       /media/dvd   iso9660 ro,exec,users  0     0
> /dev/fd0       /media/floppy ext2,vfat users       0     0
> # End /etc/fstab
>
>
>
> And /boot/grub/menu.lst looks like:
> # Begin /boot/grub/menu.lst
>
> # By default boot the first menu entry.
> default 0
>
> # Allow 30 seconds before booting the default.
> timeout 30
>
> # Use prettier colors.
> color blue/black light-blue/black
>
> # The first entry is for LFS.
> title Crystal
> root (hd1,4)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-crystal root=/dev/hdb5
> initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-crystal.img
>
> There is an initrd entry because I thought that was it and downloaded
> mkinitrd (and deps + their patches) and finally made that with no luck.
> Please help! -Steven
Also, when i do 'mkinitrd initrd-2.6.9-crystal.img 2.6.9-crystal'
it says:
unable to stat /dev/hdb5: 2
-Steven



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