Decided to try out 2.6.31-rc4-rt1. Kernel Panic.

  • Heartarchy
Posted: Wed, 08/05/2009 - 21:10
The panic is: "Kernel panic - not syncing VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0)." I checked the grub menu.lst and it has my root partition as hdb1, which is correct. I've recompiled the kernel five times with various solutions from a google search, like disabling CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECIATED_V2, compiling reiserfs into the kernel, rather than a module and a host of other things. I even tried using the .config file from the lenny 5.0.1 kernel. It seems the problem is that an initrd file is never made. I read this -rt kernel is a lot different from the former and I really want to give it a go. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. -Troy

So i used cpio to solve the

  • Heartarchy
  • 09/17/08
  • Thu, 08/06/2009 - 00:05
So i used update-initramfs to solve the panic, but now it says "modprobe: FATAL: could not load /lib/modules/2.6.31-rc4-rt1/modules.dep No such file or directory", pauses for just about 15-20 seconds, then boots. /lib/modules/2.6.31-rc4-rt1/modules.dep exists, however, and I'm confused once again. I presume the kernel eventually found modules.dep and although it now boots and runs well, that pause is a real annoyance. Again, any help is greatly appreciated. -Troy