Booting Problem

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Mon Feb 13 19:34:55 PST 2006

On 2/13/06, jiatian hong <jiatian_hong at> wrote:
> I did not created
> initrd.2.6.11-12.img because it is using Ext2.

This is probably your problem.  Using an initrd has nothing to do with
using Ext2 vs. Ext3.  The important thing here is that unless you're
going to use an initrd or initramfs or something similar, then you
need to have support for your file system compiled into the kernel. 
It can't be a module unless you're providing some bootstrapping image
like an initrd.

If your host was one of the major distros, then most likely your
kernel is mostly modules.  You need to recompile a kernel with support
for the kind of device and file system that your root directory is on
into the kernel.  Until you get your feet wet with modules, it's best
to compile most everything you need into the kernel.  You can always
make the kernel more modular later.


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