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i'm getting something like kernel panic-not syncing VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) when I boot my new gentoo installation. ext3, ext2, and Nvidia specific sata drivers are compiled ...
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    [SOLVED] kernel panic, can't find root fs


    i'm getting something like

    kernel panic-not syncing VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

    when I boot my new gentoo installation.

    ext3, ext2, and Nvidia specific sata drivers are compiled into the kernel (not modules) and I for the life of me can't figure out why this kernel wont find my drive.

    and Idea why I would still be getting this error message??
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    try passing your root device name while boot option as kernel parameter
    root=/dev/device
    example
    root=/dev/sda1

    does it work?
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    oh sorry, that is allready in there.

    I really can't figure out what the deal with it is. I've booted gentoo before on this exact PC, and I dont think I did anything different.
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    So I figured it out. I had ext3 and the nvidia sata drivers compiled in, but I didn't realize that the scsi disk driver was a module ..... I feel like a noob now

    Oh well, at least it is working now.
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