Questions regarding the final stages of LFS install
smartcat99s at cox.net
Fri Jan 7 14:28:40 PST 2005
Basically I have my menu.lst for grub set to:
> title LFS-6.0
> root (hd0,3)
> kernel /boot/lfskernel-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/hda4
> 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-184.108.40.206 and no
> "root=/dev/hda4" it fails similarly saying that I must specify a valid
> "root=" option.
1. Your problem is solved in the FAQ.
[start lfs section]
kernel (hd0,3)/boot/lfskernel-220.127.116.11 root=/dev/hda4
[end lfs section]
you don't need the boot line, and your "cannot mount root FS" is due to
that you had ext3 built as a _module_ not _built in_ to the kernel,
which you fixed as described below.
> 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.
Toss the initrd file, since you have ext3 built in.
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