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    Kernel panic - Unable to mount fs

    Hi all,

    After successfully installing the 2.6.13 kernel from the 10.2 second cd i unpacked kernel-source-2.6.13 .tgz (on the second cd) and got the generic config file and copied it over /usr/src/linux/.config then ran make menuconfig and loaded the .config file (just to be sure it uses that config file which works), then did the modules ("make modules" then "make modules_install"), Then, copied the kernel and to /boot/ ("cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz" then "cp /boot") and added this to lilo.conf:

    image = /boot/vmlinuz
      root = /dev/hda1
      label =Slacknew
    This is the other section of the lilo.config that worked before changing the kernel:

    image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.13
      root = /dev/hda1
      label ="Slack2.6.13"
    When i reboot and pick the new kernel it starts booting then i get
    Unable to mount fs on unknown-block(3.1)
    Can someone tell me what i did wrong ?

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    What kind of filesystem are you using?

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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    reiserfs isn't configured into the kernel by default. i'll assume that you've already done this tho
    strange thing i had with gentoo was when i tried to compile something in later, it didn't work properly. you can try
    make uninstall {kernelfoo}
    to get rid of the bzImage created by the installer. you can then compile the kernel from scratch again, which seems to have a better success rate.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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