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RE: [vox-tech] RHL 7 and kernel 2.4.0 woes
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RE: [vox-tech] RHL 7 and kernel 2.4.0 woes



On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Jan Wynholds wrote:

[...]

> Here's my scoop:
> 
> Last night I was trying to compile with old modutils
> (not 2.4.0 as recommended), old e2fsprogs (not 1.19 as
> recommended), and old ppp (not 2.4.0 as recommended). 
> So I upgraded all those, and tried again.  
> 
> And got a bit farther.  Makes and such were done to
> completion and without terrible errors.  So, I
> modified lilo.conf, ran lilo (in the make install
> script), and crossed my fingers.  Anyhow, when I tried
> to boot, the messages went somewhat like:
> 
> Uncompressing linux.......
> Ok booting the kernel
> TCP Stuff....
> IPv4 blah blah
> [more lines of stuff]
> kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root file system:
> /dev/hda2 bad parameter
> 
> Or some such.  It's roughly 3:30 am, and I don't
> remember the exact messages, but it hangs there.  I
> have to reboot and use the old kernel :(.  It's weird,
> cause it begins to load some stuff, but when it tries
> to find the root file system, it hangs.  In the docs
> it says to use a line in lilo.conf to pass the boot
> partition to the kernel so I added the line:
> 
> image=vmlinux-2.4.1
>       label=linux241
>       append = "root=/dev/hda2"

mmm... I think the "root=" is lilo information, not kernel information.
Put it in just like the label line... no append.

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