External USB drive installation (Newbie question)
I'm a newbie to Linux, but managed to install Red Hat 8.0 on a USB external drive. Up to this, everything worked great. When I try rebooting, it goes properly through GRUB, but gets to the point where it gives me error messages which are:
"VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/"or 00:00
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00"
I checked grub.conf and LABEL is being defined as the root directory which I believe is /dev/sda5
Is it right to say that the external drive is not being mounted properly by the kernel and how do I resolve this ? Booting from a floppy first works fine.
I would appreciate any help !! :roll: