meaning of error

Matt Porter mporter at
Fri Apr 12 13:31:25 EST 2002

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 05:23:56PM -0400, Steven Blakeslee wrote:
> Any help would be appreciated.  In the error "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to
> mount root fs on 01:01" what does the 01:01 stand for?  I've also seen 00:00
> and 01:00.

Major:Minor of the root device it attempted and failed to open.

See Documentation/devices.txt in your kernel source for information
on the assignment of these values.

Matt Porter
MontaVista Software, Inc.
mporter at

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