initrd problems

Sébastien Côté scote1 at
Tue Jan 23 07:45:33 EST 2001

Kyle Harris wrote:
> 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.

Unfortunately, that's not the problem.  I get the same error if I point
r4 (initrd_start) to an invalid value so I guess the problem must be
with initrd.  Maybe initrd_start shouldn't be 0 when I get to that
point, now I just need to find why it changed!

Thanks anyway,

Sébastien Côté

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