[ILUG-BOM] Re: Kernel compilation with grub.

Arun K. Khan knura@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu May 4 13:57:22 IST 2006

On Thu, 2006-05-04 at 12:26 +0530, Rony wrote:

> "VFS:Cannot open root device "hdax" or unknown-block(0,0)
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel Panic - not syncing:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on 
> unknown-block(0,0)"

The kernel does not have the driver to detect the HDD and thus
it is complaining that it cannot mount the root fs.
Did you select <*> for the IDE driver in menuconfig?
Additionally, select the IDE/SATA controller chipset as <*> in
menuconfig.  Also, suggest do 'make mrproper' prior to 'make

> I am not using any initrd image and there is no entry for the same in 
> menu.lst. 

If you build a monolithic kernel then no need for initrd image.

-- Arun Khan (knura at yahoo dot com) Sattinger's Law: It works better
if you plug it in.

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