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    Fail to boot linux

    Hi, I am a linux beginner.
    I am using RedHat Linux 9 and
    try to update my kernel from 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.25 version.

    I compiled the kernel like below...
    make menuconfig
    make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install >compile.kernel.log
    make install

    Everything is OK without any errors.

    However, I fail to reboot my machine.
    The last few messages:

    ds: no socket drivers loaded
    RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
    Freeing initrd memory: 146k freed
    Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

    What does "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00" mean?
    What does "00:00" represent?
    Would anyone suggest methods for me to handle this problem?
    Please help

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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Searched Google and please post in the correct section which would be Kernel.

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