kernel panic!

Alan Lord lord_alan at
Thu Jan 4 07:53:47 PST 2007

Mauricio Casanova wrote:
> Hello,
> I've already finished compiling, configuring and installing my LFS 
> system. But, I obviously did something wrong, because when booting from 
> my new LFS a kernel panic appears.
> The last lines of the booting output are:
> [...]
> NET: Registered protocol family 1
> Using IPI Shortcut mode
> VFS: Cannot open root device "hda3" or unknown-block(0,0)
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 
> unknown-block(0,0)


quite often this is caused by not having the right driver(s) for your 
hardware (like scsi or IDE) compiled into your kernel...

I'm not sure if this is your problem or not but it catches me sometimes.



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