From: Dmitry Shestopyorov (dimsh_at_moris.ru)
Date: Tue 30 Jul 2002 - 06:09:40 BST
> Could I get some help with a kernel install problem, if I need to go else
> where just point me there.
> I'm trying to install kernel-2.4.18ctxsmp-12.tar.gz from the Virtual
> private server page. I am currently running 2.4.7-10smp, so I downloaded
> linux-2.4.18.tar.gz and compiled with "make oldconfig" after restarting I
> cant get either kernel to load and get this error:
> Request_module[block_major_8 : root fs not mounted
> VFS : Cannot open root device "805 or 08:05"
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel Panic : VFS : unable to mount root FS on 08:05
> This is a RedHat 7.2 system on a dual proc Dell Poweredge 2500
> I have a copy of my lilo.conf below and I did run /sbin/lilo after making
> the changes. I ran rdev and got "/dev/sda5 /" so I think I have it set
> right in lilo. It will still boot the vmlinuz-2.4.7-10smp Kernel.
Change this string to default=vservers