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I installed gentoo from the 50mb liveCD, all has gone fine apart from this kernel panic, i boot up get to grub, boot into gentoo then loads a few modules, ...
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    kernel error


    I installed gentoo from the 50mb liveCD, all has gone fine apart from this kernel panic, i boot up get to grub, boot into gentoo then loads a few modules, then get:

    Code:
    VFS: Cannot open root device "hda3" or an unkown block(0,0)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount rootfs on unkown block(0,0)
    But my partion table looks like

    Code:
    /dev/hda1 ==/boot
    /dev/hda2 ==swap
    /dev/hda3 ==/
    I have added all the IDE modules to my kernel.conf and
    Code:
    lspci | grep ide
    gives me

    Code:
    0000:00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
    My grub menu.lst is

    Code:
    default 0
    timeout 10
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    
    title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.17
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/hda3
    
    title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.17 (rescue)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/hda3 init=/bin/bb
    Any ideas?

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    I believe its the problem with root(0,0). Since you root is /dev/hda3 I think you should change it to root(0,2). See if that works.
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