linux- doesn't boot

linux fan linuxscratch at
Sun Nov 29 17:46:36 PST 2009

On 11/29/09, Alberto Hernando wrote:
> ...  The error is the same, VFS
> can't find a valid root system, "please add a valid root option". I
> .. and /etc/fstab is as the book says.

If /etc/fstab is as the book says (verbatim), it won't work.
You must interpolate
/dev/<xxx>     /            <fff>  defaults        1     1
replacing <xxx> and <fff> respectively.
Your other post suggests that it would be:
/dev/hda8    /            ext3  defaults        1     1

The "VFS can't find ..." suggests that the boot loader (grub/lilo)
done its job and the kernel was loading until it choked on the
filesystem fstab told it,

I think

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