Predrag Ivanovic wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:20:57 -0500
> Jeremy Heiler wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I read the thread titled "Kernel Problem" and I would just like to
>> report that I've been having the exact same problem. (Except that I am
>> installing CRUX for the "first time" aka I'm not upgrading.) I'm still
>> trying to figure it out (and I'm sorry I don't have my config file
>> anymore to show) but Xubuntu installs just fine and I'll attach the
>> config file it generated so thagonzo can compare it to his.
> IIRC, that kernel problem is
> "Kernel panic - not synching: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (8,1)"
> , right?
> Quote from http://www.siphos.be/node/25:
> "[...]Because the most likely reason for the error is because the kernel doesn't
> support the PCI controller, doesn't support the SATA/IDE controller, doesn't
> support SCSI/IDE disks and/or doesn't support the file system that you use on
> the root partition (mind you: support for that file system must be built-in in
> the kernel)."
> In this case, '(8,1)' refers to /dev/sda1:
> ls -al /dev/sda1
> brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 1 Jan 30 16:08 /dev/sda1
> Read that page for some tips for handling this problem, and post to the list
> results, please.
> BTW, have you tried building kernel on Crux with Xubuntu-generated .config?
> Also, you could try to build 2.6.24 ( latest and greatest
> If you still have problems, post output of 'lspci -v', lilo.conf and anything else
> that might help diagnosing the problem(use your common sense
Thanks for the pointers! After hours of messing around I decided to
switch on all the options in the "SATA" section of menuconfig. It
worked, but now I just need to figure out which one of them did the
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