VFS: Cant open root device hda7 or unknown-block(0,0)
Hi i'm almost home with my gentoo install and have come to the bootloader... unfortunately (though not unsurprisingly) it failed :( It went through the detection of my other drvies like my cdrom etc.... but then it stalls on the following error :
VFS: can not open root device or unknown block (0,0)
I have double checked to make sure the config file is pointing to the right locations my fdisk is as follows:
Disk /dev/hda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1324 10634998+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1325 7698 51199155 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 7699 24321 133524247+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 7699 7711 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 7712 7774 506016 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda7 7775 8383 4891761 83 Linux
hda5 is my /boot
hda7 is my /
my grub conf file is as follows
# Which listing to boot as default. 0 is the first, 1 the second etc.
# How many seconds to wait before the default listing is booted.
# Nice, fat splash-image to spice things up :)
# Comment out if you don't have a graphics card installed
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.16-r13
# Partition where the kernel image (or operating system) is located
kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.16-gentoo-r13 root=/dev/hda5
# The next four lines are only if you dualboot with a Windows system.
# In this case, Windows is hosted on /dev/hda6.
what am i doing wrong or have i compiled a kernel that doesnt support ext3 or something silly?
I'm sooooo close , please help!