/dev is empty....causes kernel panic

Erich S eschnapps at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 14 15:21:38 PST 2005

--- Matthew Burgess <matthew at linuxfromscratch.org>

> Erich S wrote:
> > When I reboot the system for the first time to get
> into my LFS, the kernel panics
> > saying it can't get to the root file system.
> A copy and pasted error message would be most useful
> here!  Anyway, what 
> filesystem is your root LFS partition (ext2, ext3)? 
> When you compiled 
> your kernel did you select support for that
> filesystem to be compiled as 
> a module or built-in? (your .config or a snippet
> thereof could be 
> useful).  Your root filesystem support should be
> compiled in, not built 
> as a module, unless you want to play around with
> initrd's and the like.
> Regards,
> Matt.
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I'll be getting a copy and paste of the error message
sortly, well, hand copied and hand pasted... :)

as for the file system, they are ext3's and support
for both ext3 and ext2 is compiled into the kernel...
NOT a module. <grin> been there.. had it happen on
another system before. 

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