Paul Ruhland pruhland at
Fri Jul 27 06:45:37 EST 2001


First make sure you are passing the correct boot args to the kernel:


Is this echoed by the kernel during boot?

Also, make sure you have 'Second extended filesystem' support
('CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y' in .config) compiled into your kernel.

That's really all I can suggest without more information.

On Thursday 26 July 2001 04:02 pm, you wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to mount a compressed ramdisk image on /dev/ram0 and run my
> root filesystem from there.  My problem is that when I try to boot I get
> the following error:
>     VFS: Cannot open root device "ram0" or 01:00
>     Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> earlier in the boot process the ram disks are recognized:
>     RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024
> blocksize
> I'm using kernel 2.4.5-pre3 from Ben H's source.
> Anyone know why the kernel isn't able to open /dev/ram0?
> Thanks,
> Andy

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