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Hey everyone Im having a problem getting 2.6.9 to work. When it starts to boot it says Cannot mount Root Partition Ext3 then halts. I do know that I have ...
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    2.6.9 Kernel Panic


    Hey everyone Im having a problem getting 2.6.9 to work. When it starts to boot it says Cannot mount Root Partition Ext3 then halts. I do know that I have EXT3 included in my kernel build. I dont know what is causing it... any suggestions?

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    Ah I found the error it is

    mount: error 6 mounting root partition ext3

    or it is something very similar to that

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    Try compiling kernel with ext3 compiled in kernel and not as module.
    Why is it so? I dont know, but found many mails saying this.

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    do you think this kernel version might not work with some computers?

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    I agree with Tejas, compile ext3 support into kernel, not as a module. A good rule of thumb is, if it's the fs of your root partition, don't compile it as a module.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0tt00elite
    I agree with Tejas, compile ext3 support into kernel, not as a module. A good rule of thumb is, if it's the fs of your root partition, don't compile it as a module.
    It is compiled in. In Fact I did not change my configuration from my working kernel

    but here is the error

    VFS: cannot open root device "hda8" or unknown-block(0,0)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    I know what your saying check your grub config.. i havent changed my grub file from the working version.. here is my current grub menu.lst
    title Linux- 2.6.9
    kernel (hd0,6)/Linux-2.6.9 root=/dev/hda8 devfs=mount acpi=ht
    resume=/dev/hda6
    splash=silent vga=0x318
    initrd (hd0,6)/initrd-2.6.9.img

    title Linux Stable
    kernel (hd0,6)/Linux root=/dev/hda8 devfs=mount acpi=ht
    resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=785
    initrd (hd0,6)/initrd-2.6.8.1.img

    title Linux- 2.6.3
    kernel (hd0,6)/Linux-2.6.3 root=/dev/hda8 devfs=mount acpi=ht
    resume=/dev/hda6 splash=silent vga=785
    initrd (hd0,6)/initrd-2.6.3.img
    Please help 2.6.8.1 wont let me burn use K3b as a non root user(cdrw device is only detected by root but all permissions are set so i should be able to use it) and for some reason my ethernet card doesnt work on older kernels (2.6.3) it used to but now it just doesnt ... so idk.. please help![/code]

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