Ybin failed?

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at redhat.com
Thu Jan 4 20:56:06 EST 2007

On Sat, 2006-12-23 at 11:38 -0500, nope nope wrote:
> Hello, my name is buster..
> I resently came across an ibook with a broke cd-rom. As the newest OSX will 
> not run on the ibook, @500mhz with 128 megs of ram.  I desided to install a 
> linux distro.  After research it seemed that debian was the best option.  So 
> installed, and got it working with a 2.4 kernel.  Well that wasnt good 
> enough for me.  So installed the newest 2.6 kernel, rebooted and the 2.6 
> kernel started and paniced with (VFS: Cannot open root device "hda4" or 
> unknown-block(0,0)  Please append a correct "root=/" boot option.  after 2 
> days of reading i got back into the 2.4 kernel with the Yaboot command ( 
> hd:4,/vmlinux.old ).  

> Ok, so i try again. I install the kernel again, this 
> time not forgeting to run mkofboot, and ybin.  So i reboot, and i get yet 
> again (correct "root=/). AHHH!!! Aparently vmlinux.old was copied over. So 
> now i have a /vmlinux and /vmlinux.old that boot into a 2.6 kernel that 
> panics at the "root=/".

> Is my ibook toast?  Am i missing something?  Please help!

Did you build your modules for your filesystem into the kernel or as
modules, if the latter you'll need an initrd/initramfs and the initrd=
line in your yaboot.conf image specification.


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