LFS Install

thorsten fly_a320 at gmx.de
Fri Jan 7 05:13:17 PST 2005

Hi there,

if you mail your /boot/config-lfskernel-XXX file to fly_a320 at gmx.de , I 
would throw an Eye on it if there is something essential missing


Casey James Price wrote:
> Hi there,
>     So I've been reading through the LFS-6.0 book and following along. 
> I'm actually on my third try, because on the first two I screwed up a 
> couple of times on small things that messed up the whole build. This 
> time I actually got all the way through without any errors or issues, 
> hey third time is a charm, right? However, I counted this as a success 
> too soon, because I get a kernel panic when I reboot. I used Debian 
> Sarge as my host system and as the build kernel on both the host 
> and destination system. Basically I have my menu.lst for grub set to:
> title        LFS-6.0
> root        (hd0,3)
> kernel     /boot/lfskernel- root=/dev/hda4
> boot
> it goes through the initial steps of booting, but then when it comes 
> time for VFS to mount the root fs it fails saying: "Kernel Panic: VFS 
> cannot mount root fs unknown on (3,4)" or something to that extent. If I 
> try booting up with just kernel  /boot/lfskernel- and no 
> "root=/dev/hda4" it fails similarly saying that I must specify a valid 
> "root=" option. I tried creating an initrd image from my host system by 
> copying the /etc/mkinitrd/mkinitrd.conf and /usr/sbin/mkinitrd file to 
> my lfs partition, chrooting and then running it...and that seemed to do 
> a little bit. With this it actually mounts the root fs as cramfs and 
> gets a little further and then dies with another kernel panic. This time 
> it says something about unable to load dev/console even though my lfs 
> partition has /dev/console, and then says something tried to kill init. 
> At first I thought the whole root= problem was something to do with the 
> fact that my lfs partition is ext3 and I had ext2 built into the kernel, 
> and ext3 as a module...but then I fixed this so both ext2 & ext3 were 
> built in. So if someone out there could help me out it would be really 
> awesome.
> Thanks,
> Casey
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