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Hello, I am trying to install a new kernel on my Woody. The default kernel is 2.2.20 and I want a 2.4 based kernel. None can boot, I always get the same message: "can't mount root fs" and then "Kernel panic". I tried to use several ways: - to download a new one from the debian website - compile a new one - compile a new one with make-kpkg I am sure I have everything I need in my .config. I tried to build a new kernel without modules. Sometimes the error message talks about msdos ... The only way ...

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    Default Unable to mount root fs ...... !!!!!!

    Hello,

    I am trying to install a new kernel on my Woody.
    The default kernel is 2.2.20 and I want a 2.4 based kernel.
    None can boot, I always get the same message:
    "can't mount root fs" and then "Kernel panic".
    I tried to use several ways:
    - to download a new one from the debian website
    - compile a new one
    - compile a new one with make-kpkg
    I am sure I have everything I need in my .config.
    I tried to build a new kernel without modules.
    Sometimes the error message talks about msdos ...
    The only way I can boot from hardrive is to use the 2.2.20 kernel with
    "rescue root=/dev/hda6".
    I am using lilo and have XP installed.

    Any clue?
    Regards
    babas666 Guest

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    Default Re: Unable to mount root fs ...... !!!!!!

    On 30 Oct 2003 11:23:27 -0800, babas666 <com> wrote: 

    You put the new compressed kernel-image in /boot -- put the new system.map
    there too?

    Edited /etc/lilo.conf and then ran lilo?

    --
    Alan C this post ends with w
    q
    Alan Guest

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    Default Re: Unable to mount root fs ...... !!!!!!

    >> Hello, [/ref]

    Okay. So you started with reading /usr/src/linuc/Doentation/Changes
    ofcourse?
     [/ref]

    does it tell you *where* it tries to mount the root fs from?
    It should mention /dev/hda6 or 03:06 I believe
     [/ref]

    I am not.
    make sure you have the filesystem for the rootfs
    compiled in the kernel. As well as everything else required.
    Get a default .config file. debian must have one, with everything
    enabled. Try that first. After this is done you can start to strip it.
     [/ref]

    You removed the old kernel?
    Why.
     
    >
    > You put the new compressed kernel-image in /boot -- put the new
    > system.map there too?[/ref]

    that won't help.
     

    He is booting from the new kernel.

    Eric
    Eric Guest

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