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Re: [grub #33] Kernel panic error

From: Jeffry Buehler
Subject: Re: [grub #33] Kernel panic error
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 16:11:03 -0800

Hi -

I am running into exactly the same problem -

1. I am running RedHat 8.0 with a linux-2.4.18-26.8.0 kernel.

2. I am attempting to compile and load a new linux-2.4.18-26.8.0 kernel.

3. I am running on a /boot partition on a Dell Insprion 2650 Notebook
1.8 Ghz and a Dell Insprion 7000 Notebook and I get the SAME behavior on
both systems.

4. I compiled a fresh "new" kernel with exactly the same config as the
kernel that successfully boots (I used the correct kernel.config file
from the configs directory and copied it to /usr/src/linux-2.4/.config,
resulting in xconfig having the appropriate default kernel parameters
that the kernel I presently boot has, I think)

5. using grub, I get the kernel panic error "VFS = Cannot open root
device "LABEL=/" with only the newly compiled kernel

6. my grub.conf file should be correct - its paramters exactly match the
parameters for the kernel that successfully boots aside from naming
convention for the new kernel.

7. if I change "LABEL=/" to "/dev/hda1" I get a initrd error instead.

I have looked for numerous possible solutions both experimentally and
online, and the closest I have been able to find to an answer is an
obscure reference in the RedHat message board about a bug (possible) in
mkinitrd that is resulting in corrupt .img files.  However, I have
successfully booted one kernel (out of about 10) but there was no change
I was a able to track between this one booting and the others not
booting.  I have not been able to get another kernel to work since this
one, so it seems to me there must be a bug somewhere(?)

Jeffry Buehler
Buehler Technologies

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