Kernel panic - booting from USB harddisk

Hans Kaper spakyelj at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 1 13:25:47 PDT 2009


Op Wed, 30 Sep 2009 01:56:40 +0200 schreef Baho Utot  
<baho-utot at columbus.rr.com>:

> J.P.Kaper wrote:
>> I am building LFS from book 6.4 on an ext3 logical partition of an
>> external USB harddisk.
>> My host system is SUSE 10.3 on one of my two internal harddisks.
>>
>> Booting from the USB disk fails with
>> "[4.410067] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount
>> root fs on unknown-block (2,0)"
>>
>>
>  From devices.txt
>
>  2 block    Floppy disks
>           0 = /dev/fd0        Controller 0, drive 0, autodetect
>           1 = /dev/fd1        Controller 0, drive 1, autodetect
>           2 = /dev/fd2        Controller 0, drive 2, autodetect
>           3 = /dev/fd3        Controller 0, drive 3, autodetect
>         128 = /dev/fd4        Controller 1, drive 0, autodetect
>         129 = /dev/fd5        Controller 1, drive 1, autodetect
>         130 = /dev/fd6        Controller 1, drive 2, autodetect
>         131 = /dev/fd7        Controller 1, drive 3, autodetect
>
>
> Some one correct me if I am wrong but
> It looks to me that it is trying to boot/read/sync the floppy disk
>
I don't recognize the former text from my problem. But that problem is  
solved now, as you can see from another post by me.

But nevertheless I am very grateful for your help.


Hans Kaper.
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