I recently decided to try to upgrade a kernel on my home Gentoo box from 2.6.7
to 2.6.11 and have hit a problem. When I reboot I get:
VFS : Error mounting root....
Googling around I find a load of references to this error but no answer that
seems applicable and I have tried quite a few of them. What I have tried so
1.Checked I have compiled the right ext2/3 bits into the kernel - exactly the
same as my 2.6.7 kernel. 2.6.7 still works and the root partition is ext3
with xattr on but nothing specific selected.
2. Checked I have the VIA _SATA compiled into the kernel and not as a module -
its a SATA drive on a VIA motherboard. A grep on the config file for VIA
# CONFIG_MVIAC3_2 is not set
# CONFIG_VIA_VELOCITY is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_VIA is not set
3. Compiled with and without power managment as one post sugested - no
4. Compiled with IDE . A grep on the config for IDE shows.
5. Moved my 2.6.7 .config to the 2.6.11 directory and recompiled - same
problem...as something changed in the kernel? is the drive still at /dev/hde?
Any ideas? Its not crucial as the machine works fine with the 2.6.7 kernel but
its annoying me.
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