I have been compiling a new kernel based on 2.6.7 kernel sources.
Configuration, compiling and installation seems to work fine.
Upon booting it stops, with the last three lines of text being:
Uncompressing Linux ... Ok, booting the kernel
hw_random: RNG not detected
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
after which is just hangs. I'm running Fedora version two. Also
just compiling the original kernel using the config file provided
in /boot and booting from that results in the above mentioned