[lfs-support] Problem Booting New Kernel

Stuart Stegall keltor at keltor.org
Fri Apr 6 09:17:01 PDT 2012


On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Kshitij Jain wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Andrew Benton <andy at benton.eu.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:54:08 +0100
>>> Kshitij Jain <kjain181289 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> After Configuring the Grub........and restarting the system my system
>>> grub
>>>> menu shows and kernel boots. After few seconds it stops loading on
>>>> following snapshot shows the booting
>>> >From the image the kernel has clearly not found the root partition.
>>> What was the kernel command line from grub.cfg? What does the partition
>>> table look like? Which partition were you trying to use as your root?
>>>
>>> The image appears to be a screenshot which suggests that this was done
>>> in a virtual machine. I've never used a virtual machine so I can't help
>>> if that's the source of the problem.
>
>> My Partition Table
>>
>> [root at localhost ~]# parted /dev/sda print
>> Model: VMware, VMware Virtual S (scsi)
>> Disk /dev/sda: 32.2GB
>> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
>> Partition Table: gpt-----------------not MBR
>>
>> Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
>>  1      1049kB  2097kB  1049kB                        bios_grub
>>  2      2097kB  526MB   524MB   ext4            ext4  boot
>>  3      526MB   16.5GB  16.0GB  ext4
>>  4      16.5GB  30.1GB  13.6GB  ext3
>>  5      30.1GB  32.2GB  2097MB  linux-swap(v1)
>>
>> Lfs system is installed in /dev/sda4---------ext3
>
>> set root=(hd0,4)
>> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 3.1-AAKAR-1.0" {
>> linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.1-AAKAR-1.0 root=/dev/sda4 ro
>> }
>
> It appears that GRUB is doing it's job, but the kernel does not have the
> appropriate HW drivers for VMware's emulation.  If you have another
> VMware system that works, boot to that and run both lspci and lsmod to
> see what that system is being loaded.  Then rebuild your kernel ensuring
> the proper drivers are built into the kernel.
>
>   -- Bruce
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The specific required kernel options are documented here:
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/VMware_Guest



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