?
Solved

Kernel 2.4.5 aarghh

Posted on 2001-06-06
3
Medium Priority
?
250 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hi,

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)...

Help!
0
Comment
Question by:jbrugman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
aswally earned 750 total points
ID: 6179288
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

Aswally
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:aswally
ID: 6179292
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
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:jbrugman
ID: 6180049
Not that glad with the solution, but i have found out this as well. boehoo.
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 15 hours left to enroll

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question