Hmm, looks like a trashed /etc/fstab to me.Quote:>Can anyone solve this problem?
>I installed Linux over the weekend. Using OS/2's boot manager, and installed
>Linux by choosing "root" as opposed to MBR. My Controller card is hooked up
>to my HD, and NEC CD-rom drive - the HD and CD-Rom were recognized
>and everything installs fine, everything seemsto be alright. But when I boot
>into Linux - or try to, I get the following error:
>"kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:05"
You got up early that weekend it seems :-) (time stamp?).
Did you install from Slakware 2.3.0 CD-ROM?
It left me with an empty /etc/fstab (sic!).
I used the installation disks, and could fix it.
Use your installation disks to boot, DON'T call setup, but mount yourQuote:>What the hell is this? Ive tried everything, still no go - same error when
>booting up, either from disk or HD.
>I am trying to boo off of /dev/sda5 - if that helps.
>Is there something that needs to be done? What is "08:05"? Mean anything to
root fs tobe readwrite (mount -rw -t ext2 /dev/sd5a /mnt)
Then use vi to edit /mnt/etc/fstab manually.
Sorry I can't remember the format (Solaris uses another I think and
my Linux box is unreachable - at home) but it should look something like
#Device Mount-point Fs-type Fsck-sequence(not used, but doesn't hurt)
/dev/sd5a / ext2 0
For the format check the /etc/fstab on ramdisk after booting off of your
installation disks (that's how I did it).
>Any help is appreciated, thanks.