Larry Snyder (email@example.com)
Sat, 9 Jan 1999 22:50:35 -0500 (EST)
Ron Farrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Michal's excellent advice snipped...
> I moved vmlinux.gz to sda1...
Is vmlinux.gz your new kernel or your known working one (backup)?
> Okay, here is how the disk is setup:
> sda1: MSDOS - 5MB
> sda5: ext2 - 1.9GB
> sda6: swap - 32MB
I don't see any problems here, unless sda1 has high-level formatting
> 'boot sda1:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2' -- Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to
> mount root fs on 08:02
This would be expected as /dev/sda2 doesn't exist.
> 'boot sda1:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda5' -- Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to
> mount root fs on 08:05
> my backup kernel:
> 'boot sda5:vmlinux.backup.gz root=/dev/sda5' -- no problems.
Is there a copy of your new kernel on sda5?
If so, can you 'boot sda5:newkernel root=/dev/sda5'?
...just a few thoughts...
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