linux- doesn't boot

William Immendorf will.immendorf at
Sun Nov 29 11:43:42 PST 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Alberto Hernando <pajaro.go at> wrote:
> I'm building LFS-6.5 (-svn, actually), and I can't make it boot. I've done
> the same in two machines, an old athlon amd and a pentium-iv. Kernel builds
> fine in both systems, but none of them can boot. The error is the same, VFS
> can't find a valid root system, "please add a valid root option". I'm using
> lilo. I've made sure that ext3 is built inside the kernel, and I'm using old
> configs from 2.6.26 and 2.6.28. I think both configs are ok, and /etc/fstab
> is as the book says. I can't find the mistake. These aren't my first lfs
> systems, but I'm lost. I have the feeling that perhaps new versions of the
> kernel have something that I'm missing, because I get the same error in such
> different systems. I'm sorry I can't provide a log.
> Does anybody know what I might be missing?
Honestly, unless you are using pure64, you should use GRUB instead.
Make shure that your IDE/PATA/SATA drivers are built right in the
kernel. Just so you know.

William Immendorf
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