Kernel compilation error: kernel panic
i am updating my kernel.
I went through the compilation process w/o much of a hitch, added it to lilo, and booted...
i first noticed the bootsplash didnt come up, and then it started scrolling in its normal way, until it came to this : "Kernel panic -not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root FS on unknown block (8.1)" and then it just froze.
my FS is ext3 and im positive i included support for that in make xconfig.
could it be init-tools or whatever?
any ideas please post...