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Re: pivot_root problem on RH7.2



Hi,

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 07:52:09PM +0100, Thomas Jalsovsky wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 03:19:50PM +0100, Thomas Jalsovsky wrote:
> >
> > Could you tell us exactly what the error was?  This sort of thing
> > often means you didn't compile in the correct device drivers for your
> > root filesystem.
> 
> >From the screen:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> request_module[block_major-3]: Root fs not mounted
> VFS: cannot open root device "hda5" or 03:05
> Please append a connect "Root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:05
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> What does 03:05 mean? Where can I change it (if it is needed)?

As it says, 03:05 is kernel shorthand for "hda5", and the kernel
cannot open the hda5 device.

So it looks like you did not configure your kernel with the device
driver for hda5.  Check the CONFIG_IDE_* options in your config file.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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