Kernel panic - booting from USB harddisk

Hans Kaper spakyelj at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 1 13:28:40 PDT 2009


Op Wed, 30 Sep 2009 02:42:09 +0200 schreef Mike McCarty  
<Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net>:

> Baho Utot wrote:
>> 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
>
> It is, but that's likely just that it's trying one thing after
> another, and failing, then producing a report on the last thing
> it tried.
>
> Mike

See my reply to Baho Utot. Problem solved now. Thanks for your attention,  
Mike.


Hans Kaper.



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