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Not to long ago I installed redhat 9 on one of my machines. It was a plain jane install in which I had it install everything. I have since bought a device that is only supported with a 2.6 kernel. I went to kernel.org and downloaded 2.6-test9 and while it compiled all right it can't get the machine to boot. It gets to the point of mounting the root filesystem and then I get a kernel panic. The exact error is "kernel panic: FS: unable to mount root fs on uknown-block(0,0). The root filesystem is ext3 and I've compiled in ...

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    Default Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

    Not to long ago I installed redhat 9 on one of my machines. It was a plain
    jane install in which I had it install everything. I have since bought a device
    that is only supported with a 2.6 kernel. I went to kernel.org and downloaded
    2.6-test9 and while it compiled all right it can't get the machine to boot.

    It gets to the point of mounting the root filesystem and then I get a kernel
    panic. The exact error is "kernel panic: FS: unable to mount root fs on
    uknown-block(0,0).

    The root filesystem is ext3 and I've compiled in both ext2 and ext3. The drive
    is attached to a promise udma controller and shows up as drive hde. Anyone have
    any ideas??



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    Default Re: Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

    On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:21:08 -0600, Frank Pittel
    <deepthought.com> wrote:
     

    Have you read any of the doentation for the 2.6.x series of kernels?
    You will at a minimum, need to upgrade your "modutils" and "mkinitrd"
    packages plus maybe some others that I don't recall. You can also forget
    about "up2date" ever working again unless you are willing to jump
    through hoops of fire!


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    Default Re: Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

    On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:21:08 -0600, Frank Pittel wrote:
     

    Is the controller a PCI IDE card?
    I had a problem like that as well, when I forgot to compile in support for
    Promise PCI IDE cards.

    Also, don't forget to upgrade your modutils ;)

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    Default Re: Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

    Eric Enright <com> wrote:
    : On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:21:08 -0600, Frank Pittel wrote:

    : > Not to long ago I installed redhat 9 on one of my machines. It was a plain
    : > jane install in which I had it install everything. I have since bought a device
    : > that is only supported with a 2.6 kernel. I went to kernel.org and downloaded
    : > 2.6-test9 and while it compiled all right it can't get the machine to boot.
    : >
    : > It gets to the point of mounting the root filesystem and then I get a kernel
    : > panic. The exact error is "kernel panic: FS: unable to mount root fs on
    : > uknown-block(0,0).
    : >
    : > The root filesystem is ext3 and I've compiled in both ext2 and ext3. The drive
    : > is attached to a promise udma controller and shows up as drive hde. Anyone have
    : > any ideas??

    : Is the controller a PCI IDE card?
    : I had a problem like that as well, when I forgot to compile in support for
    : Promise PCI IDE cards.

    The first time through it was compiled as a module. I then actually compiled it into
    the kernel. No luck.

    : Also, don't forget to upgrade your modutils ;)

    I found out about that later. It has been upgraded.
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    Default Re: Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

    Rich Piotrowski <rr.com> wrote:
    : On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:21:08 -0600, Frank Pittel
    : <deepthought.com> wrote:

    : >Not to long ago I installed redhat 9 on one of my machines. It was a plain
    : >jane install in which I had it install everything. I have since bought a device
    : >that is only supported with a 2.6 kernel. I went to kernel.org and downloaded
    : >2.6-test9 and while it compiled all right it can't get the machine to boot.
    : >
    : >It gets to the point of mounting the root filesystem and then I get a kernel
    : >panic. The exact error is "kernel panic: FS: unable to mount root fs on
    : >uknown-block(0,0).
    : >
    : >The root filesystem is ext3 and I've compiled in both ext2 and ext3. The drive
    : >is attached to a promise udma controller and shows up as drive hde. Anyone have
    : >any ideas??

    : Have you read any of the doentation for the 2.6.x series of kernels?
    : You will at a minimum, need to upgrade your "modutils" and "mkinitrd"
    : packages plus maybe some others that I don't recall. You can also forget
    : about "up2date" ever working again unless you are willing to jump
    : through hoops of fire!


    I looked throught the doentation directory but didn't find anything
    that looke interesting in regards to an upgrade. Is there a specific file
    I should be looking at?
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    Default Re: Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

    Frank Pittel wrote:
     

    /usr/src/linux-<version>/Doentation/Changes

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    "Frank Pittel" <deepthought.com> wrote in message
    news:com... 
    device 
    downloaded 
    boot. 
    kernel 
    drive 
    have 

    Check out http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.5/, where this very nice fellow
    arjanv has been building up RPM's that may work for you. You will need to
    recompile some of them for RH 9, but the kernel and modutils RPM's are key
    and should work as is.


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