I'll start off by stating that I'm pretty new to linux so this could likely be a stupid newbie mistake. Here's the problem:
The kernel I have working is version 2.4.22 and I can still boot up to that. I compiled a 2.6 version and installed it in exactly the same way that the old version is, just appending 2-6 to the end of the file. I did this also with /etc/lilo.conf and ran lilo afterwards so when I reboot I get a menu that shows linux and linux-2.6
linux still boots up fine but when I try and boot up linux-2.6 I get some ouput and then a kernel panic with this message:
VFS: Cannot open root device "888" or unknown-block(8,8)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,8)
I am running debian testing on a dell poweredge 1750. It has 2 Xeon processors and 1 scsi HD. The whole reason behind my compiling a kernel is trying to get support for high memory (this machine has 2 gigs of ram) and multi-processor support.
I doubt this has anything to do with lilo and suspect that I've somehow configured the kernel wrong. I am using reiserFS and I'm pretty sure I selected all scsi and driver support. Everything is compiled in and not as modules.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance,