initrd problems

Kyle Harris kharris at
Tue Jan 23 06:24:01 EST 2001

Sébastien Côté wrote:
> Ok, now this is exactly what I do.  The initrd doesn't get overwritten
> anymore.  The function mount_root is called, the root device is opened
> but I get a panic at:
>         sb = get_super(ROOT_DEV);
>         if (sb) { goto mount_it}
>         ...
>         read_unlock(&file_systems_lock);
>         panic("VFS: Unable to mount root fs on %s", kdevname(ROOT_DEV));

You'll also get this error if your kernel has not been built with
support for the filesystem (e.g. ext2) contained on your initrd.

Good luck, Kyle.

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