On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 09:00:34AM +0100, Eamonn Shinners came forth with:
> Hi guys,
> small / large problem. I've recompiled a kernel for a guy with a Dell 2450
> running RH6.2, kernel is 2.2.14. The box has 2 x 18.2Gb hard drives connected
> to an Adaptec AIC-7899 scsi card, and they are not mounted as a RAID set.
> As far as I know, the /boot and / dirs are both below the 1024 cylinder
> limit. When setup from the CD, it works fine, but with the recompiled kernel
> I get the following message at boot;
>> Partition check:
> request_module[block-major-8]: Root fs not mounted
> VFS: Cannot open root device 08:06
> Kernel panic : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 08:06
root isn't mounted (stupid thing to say :))
(08:06 is /dev/sda6 according to devices.txt)
probably because the aic-7xxx module isn't loaded. if you're trying to
boot from a SCSI drive, the scsi device drivers need to be compiled in,
or put in an initrd so they can be loaded from there.
RedHat have a mkinitrd thingy for putting the modules in the right place.
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