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So I'm trying to install Slackware onto some computer, and I got it working with the 2.4 kernel. Then I went to kernel.org and got 126.96.36.199, and I compiled it, ...
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- 07-02-2006 #1
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VFS not syncing.
So I'm trying to install Slackware onto some computer, and I got it working with the 2.4 kernel. Then I went to kernel.org and got 188.8.131.52, and I compiled it, and added an option for it in lilo.conf, and there weren't any errors or anything.
But when I try to boot it I get this:
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (3,2)
I tried searching the forums, but a lot of people with similar problems had grub instead of lilo and I didn't quite understand the responses.
Here is /etc/lilo.conf:
boot = /dev/hda message = /boot/boot_message.txt prompt timeout = 1200 # Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table: change-rules reset # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256 vga = 773 other = /dev/hda1 label = Windows table = /dev/hda image = /boot/bzImage root = /dev/hda2 label = Linux read-only
Ah, and one more thing. My first thought when I saw this error message was I didn't have the root FS (reiserfs) compiled into the kernel. So I compiled it in, but it didn't seem to solve my dilemma.
I saw in a lot of other threads it was talking about initrd, but I don't need that because reiserfs isn't compiled as a module. Correct?