i get kernel panic - not syncing: vfs:...while booting
i've seen this problem addressed before and i think i have a few ideas but i just want to make sure. This is the error message i get while booting from grub:
First of all, i'm 99% sure i've set up the grub.conf correctly, since i've done it before and succesfully dual booted Suse and mandriva.
powernow - k8 : found 1 AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron Procesors (version 1.40.2)
Powernow - k8: Bios error - no PSB or ACPI _PSS objects
ACPI wakeup devices:
HUB0 XVR0 XVR1 XVR2 XVR3 USB0 USB2 MMAC MMCI UARI
ACPI: (Supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda9" 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)
I think it may be incorrect SCSI modules in the kernel. (and do i have to put them in the autoload file?)
but my BIG QUESTION is do i NEED a boot partition?? because i don't have one for gentoo. I have grub installed by suse already. and i am just squeezing gentoo into a 5GB partition (sda9) which is root. I didn't make a boot partition for gentoo because i don't have one for mandriva and it still boots nicely from grub...
your views on this would be greatly appreciated