Has anyone used the rpm package on a redhat 6.2 system?

Robert Sand rsand at d.umn.edu
Wed Nov 29 09:16:22 EST 2000


Thank you all,

The mkinitrd is what I needed to do to get the Scyld kernel to boot.

Daniel Ridge wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Judd Tracy wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Robert Sand wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > I am not getting the kernel to boot on my VALinux server with the real RedHat
> > > 6.2 distribution.  When I try to boot it I get these errors:
> > >
> > > VFS: Cannot open root device 08:07
> > > Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs 08:07
> >
> > This sounds to me like the drivers (ide or scsi) are modules, and of
> > course you can't mount the root device if the modules can't be loaded.  I
> > had a similar problem when I recompiled the kernel and made the scsi
> > driver modules without realizing the root partition was on a scsi drive.
> 
> This is what 'initrd's -- initial ramdisks -- are for. You need to create
> an 'initrd' for your setup that includes scsi modules (08:07 is
> /dev/sda7).
> 
> Check out the mkinitrd program and manpage installed on your system for
> details.
> 
> Examine your lilo.conf or the lilo.conf manpage for details on making
> this new initrd work with lilo
> 
> Regards,
>         Dan Ridge
>         Scyld Computing Corporation

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