Gateway 486DX2-66MHz 16Mb
Adaptex 1542c - 500 MB Seagate drive with 3.5 floppy on IDE port
ATI Ultra Pro Plus video board
Microsoft Mouse & 101 Anykey Keyboard
Colorado Tape Backup
DOS 6.0 - 200 MB partition
linux 1.2 SLS Distribution - 300 MB partition
Here's my problem. I rebuilt the kernel with new drivers (added new Ultrastor
driver for 34f for a friend and told it to use all drivers available) and new
mouse (serial instead of bus). I took the Image produced and put it in my root
directory (as Image2). I then went into my lilo config and made a new image
definition for this Image (nlinux); and reconfigred lilo. After a few syncs
and a reboot, I got the LILO prompt and told it to boot nlinux. Everything
seems to go well until it tries to mount the root device and I get the
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root dev
I also tried placing the zImage on a floppy and booting from it; I get the same
kernel panic message.
Have I done something wrong in my kernel configuration? Any ideas on why the
new kernel cannot mount the root device (the old kernel works fine still)? Any
ideas on how to fix this? I've been thinking about doing a complete reinstall
after first going in and editing the a# directory contents to change the
drivers but I'd rather not (since I do have a working linux). Any information
and suggestions would be more than welcome and, as a matter of fact, are much
wanted. Thanks in advance.
"Paladin - With Faith, there is always Hope."
"Wait a minute...was it the red, or blue wire..."
"And if I refuse...
If you refuse, You die, she dies, everybody dies.
Sounded reasonable to me."