Kernel 2.4.5 aarghh

Posted on 2001-06-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04

I run Redhat 6.2 with latest updates and everything i need for an upgrade from 2.2.19 to 2.4.5

Settings go ok, compile give no problems etc. etc.

Untill boot time...
After the line:
Net 4: unix domain sockets 1.0/smp for linux Net 4.0 i get the error:
Kernel panic: VFS unable to mount root fs on 03:05

Then everything hangs.
Old kernel boots fine. Alreaddy tried to reconfigure, recompile etc. wrong again,

made mproper, reconfigured, doublechecked correct versions of make egcs etc. Did some changes to Lilo, to see if i would make a difference, but nope.

Any ideas would be welcome, i can't see any mistakes during compiling, and on my laptop! it works fine ( i mean, the laptop uses the same linux-2.4.5.tar.gz file)...

Question by:jbrugman
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aswally earned 750 total points
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I don't know but I had similar problems when I upgraded the Kernel on my Mandrake 7.2 Machine.  
It first wouldn't mount the hard drive, then sound stoped working and I had problems galore, so I installed RedHat 7.1 and everything worked fine, I would advise you to get a copy of RedHat 7.1 and upgrade, It will probably work fine after that and you should be able to upgrade the 2.4.2 Kernel  that comes with Redhat 7.1 to 2.4.5


Expert Comment

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I found that certain supprot is lost when you only upgrade the knernel the is a lot of kernel secific packages, and unless you want to fix lots of other problems I suggest you do as I suggested above

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Not that glad with the solution, but i have found out this as well. boehoo.

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