How to mount rootfs though harddisk when booting?

wilbur.chan wilbur512 at
Fri Oct 23 01:08:13 EST 2009

mpc85xx with sata harddisk,which has a rootfs on sda3.

I ' ve tried to use  freescale's kernel image , which is  togehther
with the mpc85xx board, to successfully mount the sda3 filesystem when

But when I used my own kernle, it failed:

I am using  kernel to mount the harddisk as the rootfs.

However, it failed in booting and print:

VFS: Cannot open root device "sda3" or unknown-block(0,0)

My kernel's bootargs are as followed:

root=/dev/sda3 rw console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0

I guess there were some incorrect configs when doing kernel
menuconfig,  I' ve set "ext2,ext3", and some "sata" ,"scsi" configs,

but that might be  not enough.

May anyone please give me some  suggestions?

THX in advance.

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