I haven't been using Linux for too long, but so far I haven't really had
any problems with it... until now.
I finally decided to load Linux on my work computer now that I've used
VMWare on my home computer and am satisfied that it will let me use
Windows NT for the administrative stuff I MUST have it for at work, and
use Linux for the rest. (I'm an administrator for a small 95/NT network
and am looking to Linux to replace some things such as our internal
The install seemed to go flawlessly and everything was working great
after the reboot. I then realized that I hadn't added a mount point for
my vfat data drive, so I got that setup alright through linuxconf. Now I
needed to reboot into NT so I could move a couple downloaded files from
my NTFS drive to the vfat drive so I could install them in Linux. When I
was finished and tried to reboot into Linux I got the error "VFS: Cannot
open root device 00:30 Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
00:30" This happens both when using a boot disk (originally I didn't
install LILO in the MBR) and when using LILO.
I tried reinstalling RedHat thinking it may have been a problem with
trying to mount my vfat drive, but I am still getting the same error
every time I try to boot into linux. I've searched the net for "Cannot
open root device" and everything that turns up is from the same faq
which had something to so with a device 08:xx and was a problem with a
In case it helps I'm using an HP Brio PII-400 with 128 MB RAM. My drives
hda 8.4 GB
hda1 ~2GB NTFS - NT drive
hda5 ~2GB vfat - Data drive
hda6 ~2GB ext2 - Linux drive
hda7 ~2GB ext2 - Empty, I plan on using this for my VMWare space.
Any help fixing this would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,