Re: Booting kernel 2.6test9 on redhat 9

From: Eric Enright (
Date: 11/19/03

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 10:46:44 -0500

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:21:08 -0600, Frank Pittel wrote:

> Not to long ago I installed redhat 9 on one of my machines. It was a plain
> jane install in which I had it install everything. I have since bought a device
> that is only supported with a 2.6 kernel. I went to and downloaded
> 2.6-test9 and while it compiled all right it can't get the machine to boot.
> It gets to the point of mounting the root filesystem and then I get a kernel
> panic. The exact error is "kernel panic: FS: unable to mount root fs on
> uknown-block(0,0).
> The root filesystem is ext3 and I've compiled in both ext2 and ext3. The drive
> is attached to a promise udma controller and shows up as drive hde. Anyone have
> any ideas??

Is the controller a PCI IDE card?
I had a problem like that as well, when I forgot to compile in support for
Promise PCI IDE cards.

Also, don't forget to upgrade your modutils ;)

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