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Just checking... What types of drives are these? sata? scsi? Is there hardware support for both? Speaking of having 2.4 going... Last time I'd be in 2.3, chroot into 2.4 ...
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- 12-25-2008 #21
- 12-25-2008 #22
These are both SATA drives. And looking at 'make menuconfig' it seems that the modules are built-in... should I change it? (Meaning from (M) to (*) in the compile section?)
Last time I'd be in 2.3, chroot into 2.4 and do a lot of compiling and stuff from there!
- 12-25-2008 #23
Should be fine as long as the support is there. Can you post your fstab? Possibly something there.
EDIT: As Jonathan183 alluded to, was there an error like, "Please append a correct "root=" boot option" before the "Kernel panic - not syncing" error?
- 12-25-2008 #24
Gonna post this in two parts. I booted to Knoppix to grab a copy/paste of fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information # # <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> #/dev/#REISERFS_ROOT# / reiserfs relatime 0 0 /dev/hda1 / ext3 relatime 0 1 #/dev/#JFS_ROOT# / jfs relatime 1 1 #/dev/#XFS_ROOT# / xfs relatime 0 0 #/dev/#SWAP# swap swap defaults 0 0 #/dev/#REISERFS_HOME# /home reiserfs relatime 0 0 /dev/hda2 /home ext3 relatime 0 2 #/dev/#JFS_HOME# /home jfs relatime 1 2 #/dev/#XFS_HOME# /home xfs relatime 0 0 /dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0 /dev/dvd /dvd udf ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0 #/dev/floppy/0 /floppy vfat user,noauto,unhide 0 0 devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0 none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 tmp /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0 #shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0 # End of file
Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(3,1)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option: here are the available partitions:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,1)
- 12-25-2008 #25
- 12-25-2008 #26
lol... that's the file for 2.5. And it should be for hda*. I think the confusion is from the fact that I have them the other way around in my GRUB file.
Do you think that might matter?
- 12-25-2008 #27
- 12-25-2008 #28
Correct, 2.4 is on hdb and 2.5 on hda.
Get some sleep, Dan! It can wait. I'll be tinkering with it, but I ain't gonna have much time either. So I'll post back and let you know if I got anything going!
- 12-25-2008 #29
Drivers for boot device must be in kernel ... make sure all your sata drivers have * rather than M
- 12-25-2008 #30These are both SATA drives. And looking at 'make menuconfig' it seems that the modules are built-in... should I change it? (Meaning from (M) to (*) in the compile section?)
EDIT: Ah... was very sleepy last night and thought I should review. Jay, you say support for your sata drive is as a module and not compiled into the kernel? Then change it as Jonathan183 says.
Edit 2: This (from the 2.5 handbook) may be of assistance.