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We have Domino 6.5 installed on Linux 2.1 AS.(Kernel 2.4.9-smp).It is been discoverd that smp kernel does not supports Domino 6.5.So i decided to upgrde it to new kernel. Now ...
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    kernel panic : VFS :unable to mount root fs on 08:03


    We have Domino 6.5 installed on Linux 2.1 AS.(Kernel 2.4.9-smp).It is been discoverd that smp kernel does not supports Domino 6.5.So i decided to upgrde it to new kernel.

    Now I installed another kernel which 2.4.19.

    I compiled kernel 2.4.19 using following steps
    linux-2.4.19$make oldconfig
    linux-2.4.19$make clean - make bzImage - make modules - make modules_install
    then copied arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot as vmlinuz-2.4.19
    then made changes in lilo.conf

    But when i am trying to boot from any one of this kernel I am getting following errors and then it stops there.

    'ds:no socket drivers loaded'
    'kmod:failed to exec /sbin/modprob -s -k block-major-8 , error =2'
    'VFS:cannot open root device"803" or 08:03'
    'Please appen a correct "root=" boot option'
    'kernel panic : VFS :unable to mount root fs on 08:03'

    **** my LILO.conf looks like this

    prompt
    timeout=50
    default=linux
    boot=/dev/sda
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    message=/boot/message
    linear

    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3smp
    label=linux
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.3smp.img
    read-only
    root=/dev/sda3

    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.3
    label=linux-up
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.3.img
    read-only
    root=/dev/sda3

    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19
    label=linux-2.4.19
    read-only
    root=/dev/sda3

    Pls guide me to come out from this problem.

    Thanks in advance

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    08:03 iirc refers to the 3rd device on on the 8th device node... which is basically scsi device sda3.
    make sure that you compiled scsi support for your hard disk and controller in the kernel, and that sda3 is the correct disk drive for your root partition

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    how is this issue going on?

    I just occured this issue too!
    How did you solve this pinic?

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    You need to append the correct root= label in lilo.conf, for example at the end of the kernel line, say your kernel is on hard disk 1, partition 1:

    root=/dev/hda1

    hard disk 2, partition 1:

    root=/dev/hdb1

    etc. SCSI devices are /dev/sda; /dev/sdb; etc.

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    my bootloader is grub

    I have ever done as said.

    but it is no use for my host.
    And also have I changed the /etc/fstab to boot the root FS

    Due to I have ever installed the VERITAS Volum Manager 2.2,
    after I encapsulated the local disk as rootdg,
    All of the partion map was changed
    just like
    /dev/hdc6 ----->/dev/hdc9

    although Ihave changed the menu.lst file ,root (hd0,5)---->(hd0,8)
    but it is no use!:(

    So I have to re-install the OS :(

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    trouble while compiling kernel

    Can you pls guide me on how to compile kernel with SCSI support.
    As I said earlier ,I have used ' make oldconfig ' command while compiling kernel.So that it will take old config and drivers from old kernel.But I dont understand where I am making mistake.
    In this Scenario i want boot thru both kernel.

    Anybody can pls give me proper procedure to compile kernel with SCSI drivers and also with all required device drivers.

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