Problem at startup

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Mar 11 08:49:21 PST 2002

On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 05:01:10PM +0100, Daniel Ammon wrote:
> Hi!
> I´m trying to install LFS 3.0 with a Mandrake 8.0 as host. With nALFS
> everything seemed to work fine. But:
> At Startup, lfs begins to boot, shows me blah,blah,blah...
> but then I got a kernel panic.
> Here are the last 6 lines:
> NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for linux NET4.0
> ds: no socket drivers loaded
> request_module[lock-major-8]: Root fs not mounted
> VFS: Cannot open root device "807" or 08:07
> Please append a correct "roots= " boot option
> Kernel panich: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:07
> I´m sure I mentioned the right dev in my fstab and in lilo.conf.
> I found some similar problems on the mailing list, but rebuilding the
> kernel didn´t help.

You probably forgot to add the driver for your file system (ext2, reiserfs,
xfs, whatever you use) in the kernel. Perhaps you made it a module instead
of directly in the kernel?

Gerard Beekmans

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